All the possibilities in life…  need a plan —> or they won’t happen.

(yeah. sorry.)

It’s easy to let “real life” meander – or dash – or fast forward, and find your dreams sinking into the muck of “wish I coulda” because time has passed too fast, and too far. Maybe it’s laziness, maybe it’s fear, maybe it’s something else – but the days, weeks and years can pass without us even noticing.


How many of us look back and say,

“I wish…”  “I wonder”… “If only”…

And realize time has moved – and it is too late.

(At least for some things.)

Some of us will never dance the lead in Swan Lake, or know the intense concentration needed in a twelve-hour neurosurgery, or the chaos and joy from adopting siblings from Russia, or the physical exhaustion and exhilaration from hiking to Machu Pichu at 8000 feet above sea level.

But there will be other dreams. Other plans. Other goals.


Yes, When!

Shake off your fear – address the comfort that isn’t serving you!

When are you going to put a plan together to make sure those dreams, plans and goals won’t disappear also?

All the possibilities…

What kinds of possibilities could you plan for?

There are lots of areas in your life where you have dreams, right?  (If you can’t imagine anything, try to reminisce and reflect a little – here’s a short eBook to help you, and it’s free!)

Maybe it’s a vacation, maybe it’s a home, maybe it’s the joy of seeing your babies smile, or waving as they go off to college. Here are some areas to consider:

  • finances
  • careers
  • faith
  • health & wellness
  • house/home
  • family
  • schedules
  • friends

Where do you start?

In which area do you begin your plan?

In Prayer

Begin everything in Prayer.

Begin Everything in Prayer

Why prayer?  

 Consider these verses:

 “Many are the plans in a person’s heart,

but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

Proverbs 19:21

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do,

and he will establish your plans.”

Proverbs 16:3

To humans belong the plans of the heart,

but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.”

Proverbs 16:1

Ask. Seek. Knock.

Making a plan to pursue a dream is important –

but always start by going to the Creator of Heaven and Earth and first inquire of Him . 

Encouraging your spouse in prayer.

Pray with your husband or wife – lift up your dreams, your desires, your ideas… 

Prayer is an action – it’s like going up in a hot-air balloon together – lifting up your spouse.

Uplift with Prayer Hot Air Balloon

Ask the One who knows the future – and has plans for you!

Begin Your Possibilities & Plans in Prayer

Have you considered that prayer is a part of setting goals? Tweet: Have you considered that prayer is a part of setting goals?

In which areas will you begin to pray?  Maybe your spouse is already praying about an area… do you know? Encouragement doesn’t happen in a vacuum – maybe your spouse needs something to encourage you about – pray together to understand which direction the Lord wants you to take.

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Leave a comment – and be entered to win a book that’ll walk you through a retreat to talk about setting goals. It’s a 48-Hour Relationship Retreat book by Amanda Adams-Barney and Richard Barney. In each of the posts about goalsetting, if you leave a comment, you’ll be entered to win. At the end of February I’ll use to choose a winner and the Barneys will send that winner a signed copy of their book.

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You can enter your name multiple times by leaving a comment on each post in this series on goal-setting. Here are the other posts in this series: Intentional Growth In Your Marriage and 5 Ways to Set Goals Together in Marriage