On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta delivered his State of Nation address to a joint session of the Senate and the National Assembly. He expressed his dream of transforming Kenya through the Big Four Agenda that includes Universal Healthcare, Manufacturing, Affordable Housing and Food Security. This comes as a priority in his second term in office.
In the same way companies, whether private or public, set objectives aligned with time deadlines that would go along way in meeting their goals of success. This is mostly done at the start of a financial year or specific projects. Coming a bit closer to the aim of this post is the existence of the common trend of setting resolutions for individuals and even families which often occurs in the beginning of a time period like the calendar year. This is quite similar to the objectives set in an annual staff performance appraisal in the workplace.
In a few months I will be turning one year older and I must admit the address by the President stirred my thinking….all political inclinations aside!! My bedroom has plenty of sticky notes with things I desire God to fulfill in my life. A bit more of such reminders are in the living room and kitchen too…😊.
For those now thinking, this post’s aim is to emphasise the need to focus on what you could do for God instead of vice versa, well, please lower your expectations….though not to diminish the vitality of this aspect in anyone’s life. So, the focus today is really to narrow down on the individual’s goals to those that can help one grow to a better version of themselves….sort of a self-help theme!
In the spirit of leading by example, my “Big Four” agenda as I look forward to my birthday include:
- Love Me More. Yes, I want to love myself more. One way I plan to do this is to actively filter my thoughts. I desire to see more positivity in my thinking pattern. In addition, increase my answers to NO if I truly feel that is the right and true answer…All the best to me😀.
- Show The Real Me. Many people truly think am an extrovert because of my talkativeness and sometimes loud personality. This has been a coping mechanism to the outside world that has been perfected over so many years. I often go home feeling very tired of the smiling and laughing and especially the talking. I recall watching a movie once years back of Sandra Bullock where she worked indoors throughout. Can’t recall its name but I remember wishing for such a job where I would not have to meet people and do much talking. Life has not allowed me to do so and hence the adjustment 😊.
- Forgive More Often and Quickly. Yes, this holding grudge business tends to take a toll on someone. My greatest concern has been on my spiritual walk and my desire to grow even more. The more need to shed this off me for the greater purpose of my life.
- Take Things Easy. Those who have watched my videos or heard me speak, do know that am a fast talker. Sometimes too slow for the speed of my thoughts. Yes, my thoughts tend to outrun my words leading to my assumptions sometimes that I have actually spoken what is in my mind in the midst of a conversation. Other times, I proceed to speak the second sentence in my mind assuming that I already spoke the first one…Oops! Been trying to get control of this if I am to become a good public speaker. This definitely has to be under better control.
Once again, all the best to me on my agenda 🙏. So what are yours? What is it that the inner you needs to improve on? If you desire some guidance on how to come up with yours, I believe the Fruit Of The Holy Spirit will do. Please note it is not the fruits but rather the fruit!!
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
All the best in drafting yours and many more wishes of grace in their achievements. God bless and see you next week Friday!😇🤗😊