There are so many things that I promised myself.
1. Graduate from college ~ In Progress
2. Get Married ~ Done
3. Have all my children by one man. ~ Done
4. Write a book ~ Done
5. Write a screenplay ~ Undone
6. Learn Spanish ~ In progress
7. Learn to Double Dutch ~ Undone
8. Buy my mom a house ~ Undone
9. Win a soul to Christ ~ Done
10. Get saved and stay saved. In Progress/Done
While making this list when I got to number 10 I had to stop and really think about what to place by it. I have been saved since the age of 19 and I am still a work in progress. We will never be perfected as Christians as long as we are in this sinful flesh. However, we must strive for perfection.
While viewing the promises that I made to myself I realized that there were a lot of them that were undone. Yet the most important goal has been and is still being accomplished. Get saved and stay saved.
There are too many promises that are undone on my list so that lets me know that I really have to get to work. However, the completed tasks carry much more weight than those that are undone.
8/25/2015 05:23:06 am
Thanks for this it really opened my eyes about somethings.
8/25/2015 07:26:50 am
I have 3 children by different men but I had a long term relationship with each of them. That doesn't make me any more or less of a woman.
8/25/2015 07:30:41 am
Hi Concerned, I agree with you. This was just something that I've seen often growning up and I just didn't want it for my children. I did not mean to offend anyone.
8/25/2015 11:34:50 am
I like the goals that you have set for yourself. Being that these were YOUR goals sometimes as the reader I understand how "Concerned" could be mislead in her understanding of your goal. Only because the goal (3) could be thought of as generalization of women. Sometimes forums like these are easily misunderstood because through writing it is HARD to understand the tone if you don't know the background/setting in which it comes from. Example: I'm a poor inner city kid in a single parent home and deprived most basic necessity ie food, shelter, security, education and exposed to things that aren't the norm then I only have one of two options. Conform or set goals to be the opposite! I just look at her goals as implementation of not conforming or being the product of some of the things she was exposed to. So, really it is all in your understanding. Concerned I know great and awesome women whom are wonderful that share the same reality as you and I agree it doesn't make you less of a woman! I do think that sometimes we see things in ourselves "internal perception" in the words of others of what maybe a "true feeling" for self. Nevertheless this may not be YOU just speaking from getting to know self! Meaning we can be deceptive to self exposing our insidious feelings. God bless
8/25/2015 04:08:30 pm
Latitta don't feel bad because these ladies made choices in men. You should be glad not to have 3 baby daddy's.
8/25/2015 04:05:14 pm
Thanks for your comment/short story JoBrad. You and Confused really read deeply into the promises that I made to myself. Nevertheless, thank you both for supporting me and blogging with me. God Bless!
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