Welcome to the One Word at a Time blog carnival.
This week’s word is: Goals
You are welcome to join in either by writing or reading or both. If you write a post on the topic of goals, please add your link to the little widget below so we can all find it!
Remember, if you tweet your post or any of the others in the carnival, please use the hashtag #owaat.
P.s. I really need someone who is organized to help me promote the carnival/remind everyone it’s happening. I keep forgetting to send out reminders. If you can help, please let me know!
Goals and More Goals
I had no idea what to write about ‘goals’. I am terrible at setting goals and even worse at reaching them.
I’m not going to go into why that is, you don’t need to hear about my weirdness right now, so what can I possibly say about goals?
Well… two things, actually.
2) Then, today, I heard about Rebecca Black and her son ‘Friday’:
Now, her song does not by any means have the most ingenious lyrics, I’ll grant you, but there are two things she’s got, which all of the often very mean commenters who are slamming her video don’t have:
31 MILLION views of her song on YouTube and a top 20 ranking on iTunes.
You don’t need to read far down the comments to see how horrible people are being toward her. In fact, one commenter even went as far as to say they wished she’d cut herself and die.
What’s that about?
What I see is this: This 13 year old girl has a goal and she’s striving for it.
In fact, she has probably blown past her short term goals. I don’t imagine she would have even considered that she would gain THIS much fame almost overnight.
How do people react to that? They put her down, try to stomp on her, to break her, to squash her spirit.
I have two questions for you:
Are people in your church like that?…. are YOU like that?
All too often I’ve seen people in the Church take hold of their calling and step out to do what they believe God wants them to do, even if it seems a little unusual or ‘different’ and Christians around them, instead of supporting them and lifting them up, trample them down and do all they can to strip them of their dreams and their goals.
I’ve even seen pastors do it.
How about you? Do you help people achieve their goals or are you one of the naysayers, never brave enough to step out on your own and critical of anyone who does?