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Put A Deadline on Your Dreams


Its 2017! Have you taken the time to write your goals for the New Year? What is your vision  for this year. Have your visualized them and , wrote them down and gathered a picture that  represents what you want to manifest in your life. Turn your dream into a specific goal. Put a deadline on your dreams and do them.

Have you taken the time to write down the goals and steps you will take to achieve them? We do not want to have any “would’ a, should ‘a”, and could have regrets about not accomplishing our goals for this 2017 which represents overcoming and a year of victory. You may not have written your goals earlier, but it is not too late for “mapping out your goals for 2017”. You need to be specific and set a deadline to accomplish your goal

I am challenging you, myself too, to make that vision board and write your goals. I challenge you to write at least what three goals with a set deadline (but strive to write all of them as much as possible) you will set for this year and what actions will you take to achieve them.

“Goals are a must for any person who desires to accomplish something great. Planning is a part of the process of truly successful people.” Pam Perry. Creating goals is valuable for it helps one’s mind to focus upon the attaining of the thing desired until the goal is realized.

And it is well worth it to begin the New Year right. Goals can motivate and “catapult you in the direction of the attainment of fulfilling your dreams” Pam Perry.

What are goals? Simply put, goals are the stepping stones to reach a destination which you desire to fulfill. They serve as the plan, the how to, the path you need to walk, day by day, to the realization of that dream.

A goal is a target, the desired end of our efforts..

The Bible encourages us to write our goals. Isaiah 32:8 says, “The noble man makes noble plans.” Proverbs 16:3 promises, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” We should have dreams and set goals to reach the dreams, but remember that God holds the authority to say “yea” or “nay”-veto power: “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails”. (Proverbs 19:2)

Goals can be spiritual such as your desire to develop, improve, and seek an intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in prayer and study of His Word. God wants a relationship with you. We should press, stretch and get out of our comfort zones to maintain a prayer relationship with Him. It is the goal that will have eternal benefits. It is the goal that will give us power, wisdom and guidance about all of our other goals such as improving family relationships, getting out of debt, starting that business, writing that book, starting an exercise plan or healing relationship issues. Prayer is the key to unlocking God’s power in your life to carry out what God has placed in your heart.

Accordingly, goals can be broken up into categories such as spiritual, financial, personal relationships, health and business. We should remember to pray about our goals. I must remember, that while I plan, I know my future rests with the One who holds the master plan, so I , each of us, must always start and end with Jesus.

There is still time, forget about what you have not done so far. Begin right now praying and thinking about writing your goals for the year. Take the time to seek God’s face first, pray, and meditate on the Word. Listen to what He states to you and write it down. I find this helps me to accomplish the things that are important to me. Sir Isaac Newton, wrote, “All of my discoveries have been made in answer to prayer.”

Again my challenge to each of us is to take time to pray and write at least three goals you would like to accomplish this year. Dr. Deana Murphy, an award winning author and expert on life design wrote: “The key to writing goals is prayer. He gives us the desires of our heart—which are His desires. This is so important”. Indeed, “prayer is the key that opens the storehouse of God’s infinite grace and power”. R. A. Torrey

Some practical suggestions for setting your goals are as follows:

  1. Get a journal to write the goals in or a loose leaf notebook and divide the note book under the relevant categories. As Habakkuk 2: 1-4 records, we should “write the vision and make it plain…” so that “…he may run who reads it.” You should then list your goals under specific goal categories such as spiritual goals, educational goals, business/career goals, financial goals and personal goals or other focus areas pertinent to you.
  2. Freelance writer, online columnist and former stay at home mom for 15 years, Patricia Chadwick, suggests that you get away by yourself for a day in order to really think about the goals you want to set for you and your family without any distractions. Alternatively, establish 2 or 3 hour sessions until you complete your assignment if you are unable to do this for a day. Turn off the phone and television. Do not go on the Internet –especially Facebook. To set her goals she uses a loose-leaf notebook with a yearly calendar in it and breaks the notebook into 12 categories.
  3. Prayer warrior and writer, Cynthia Bezek, in the article “Plan to Grow” suggests that once your goals have emerged, consider each goal and find as many verses as you can to support that goal. Use the concordance to look up key words. Write relevant passages into your notebook. This process helped her to internalize what the Lord was teaching her.
  4. Write down promises you may need to rely on and “eat” them in order for God to accomplish each goal in your life.
  5. Write down specific action items you must undertake to accomplish your goal in a manner that will help you to measure your progress. Make the steps to the attaining of the goal as practical as possible.

Part II will be next week

Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader, formerly served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years for the Lydia Circle of Christian Business and Professional Women, is a member of the Church Prayer Leaders Network and leader of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry at her church. Further, she serves as part of the volunteer team for Girlfriends Pray Ministries, an international women’s prayer ministry and as an intercessor/trainer with Global Missions Prayer Force, a global prayer ministry. She can be reached by email at and her blog address is , copyright 2013,2017

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Prayer Book Project- —Write Your Vision by Linda Fegins

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Prayer Book Project
The Lydia Circle of Global Christian Business Women, Global Missions Prayer Force and Faith At Work Ministries International (FAWM)
Invite you to share your story about the Power of Prayer
Become a published author

“And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may (be able to) read it…. “(Habakkuk 2: 2 AMP Bible)

Title: The Prayerbook Project: Celebrating the Power of Prayer in our Lives

Submission Deadline: August 15 by email
Email to obtain Submission Guidelines


Word Count:

300 to 1500 words. Send a 50 to 100 word bio and a jpeg photo. 12 font. Microsoft Word.

All work must be the original work of the author and published first in the project.

The Lydia Circle, Global Missions Prayer Force and Faith at Work Ministries are excited to announce the opportunity for you to share your true stories, poems and testimonies about your prayer experiences and become a published author in our book.

I know each of you can testify as to how God has answered prayer. So why not write your story or provide an article to encourage and empower others and to glorify God .The purpose is to show how the power of prayer works in your life, to motivate and to encourage others to make prayer a daily part of their life and to glorify God!

Accordingly, “The Prayer Book Project” is a collection of true short stories, articles or testimonies about the following: your experience in learning to pray, experience on the prayer line, experience on the prayer boot camp, how God answered your prayer in adverse circumstances or in life’s stressful moments, how God’s ‘no” answer was a blessing and the best answer in a situation, the power of praying in unity, and how prayer changed you in a situation. The story can be funny or serious.

Who Can Be a Contributing Author? Men, women and children-All are invited. Share this with friends and your ministry.

Submission Deadline:
August 15 Email to


Yes there will be. If interested write

Author Benefits

• The opportunity to become a published author and to submit a short author bio that can include your website to promote your business.
• Each author will retain the copyrights to their own material. You are providing permission for the use of your story or article in the book.
• Retain reprint rights of your own work.
• The best thing to authoring your own book and at a minimal cost.
• Your original story will be professionally published in a book.
• The opportunity to list your name and website with a short author bio.
• A complimentary copy of the physical book. (Yes , you can order more and sell it).
• Contributing authors are welcome to sell the book on their own.
• Another stream of financial revenue where you determine your results.
• Co-authors behind you promoting and marketing the book to their audience.

Email address: For more specific information and for answers to questions regarding the Prayer Book Project only.
Send name, email and telephone.

Minetta Hare: Visionary of the Project as well as Founder of the Global Missions Prayer Force, Lydia Circle and Faith at Work Ministries
Beverly Jordan: President of Lydia Circle

The Lydia Circle for Christian, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any contributing author application and/or work submitted to The Prayer Book Project.

Submission Deadline: August 15
To obtain Submission Guidelines-email

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Day 16/17/18 40 Day Prayer Journey Walking Together

DAY 16 – February 28 – Walking Together in Love and in Unity
40 Day Prayer Journey to Life Transformation

We have being praying for a spirit of repentance in all areas of life. First, for a week we sought the Lord in repentance in our relationship with God. Last week we prayed about our relationships in our family. This week for a few days we will pray about how we function together as a body of Christ-worshipping, serving and loving as one. How do the various church congregations and denominations work together in unity and in the Spirit of love so that God is able to accomplish what he wants the church to do?

Scriptures: Romans 12:9-21; 1 Peter 4:7-11; Psalm 133; Ephesians 4:1-6

Repent: Of the times when love has not been the motivation behind the actions, attitudes or words spoken within the fellowship of believers; of actions that were not done in love; of the words and actions that have caused division, schisms and disagreements that keep the body of Christ from walking together.;

Meditate, pray and write down other areas for which you need to repent.


1. Pray that the church would walk in love for one another without hypocrisy, and out of a pure heart.
2. For the love of Christ to permeate His church so that the world would see and believe that God loves them and sent His Son so that they might be saved.
3. That our city will be transformed by the presence of Christ as we cry out in humble and faith-filled intercession.
4. For humility and passion to permeate the local congregations across our city, uniting us in pursuit of the Lord and releasing revival fire.
5. For denominations and churches all over the city would grow in unity of the Spirit, love peace, and purpose so that the world might see the power, love and grace of God through Jesus Christ manifested in the body of Christ.
6. Pray that the denominations and church congregations would put aside petty differences and pride to work in unity to God’s Kingdom agenda.
7. For a revival in the City of Detroit such that the City will become known as a city of prayer.

DAY 17 -March 1- Walking Together in God’s Vision and Pursuing God Together
40 Day Prayer Journey to Life Transformation

We have being praying for a spirit of repentance in all areas of our lives. In the first week we sought the Lord in repentance in our relationship with God. The second week we prayed about our relationships in our family. This week we are praying about how we function together as a body of Christ-worshipping, serving and loving as one. How do the various church congregations and denominations work together in unity and in the Spirit of love so that God is able to accomplish what he wants the church to do?

Scriptures: Romans 12:2-8; Ephesians 4:7-16; Hosea 6:1-3; Heb 10:19-25

Repent: Of not accepting, honoring or joining together with various parts of the body; of not working together such that of we block “every joint from supplying what is needful for growth and edification of the body”;of operating in ways that contradict the revelation of God’s purposes for our local congregation; of disregarding God’s desire that the body of Christ should seek the Lord together as an assembly of believers; of any lack of faith for believing that when we pursue God He will meet us. Of______________________( fill in the blanks.

Meditate, pray and write down other areas from which you need to repent.


• For God to be recognized for who He is, for His work in the lives of all.
• Pray for every member of the body of Christ to discover our place in the body of Christ and come into proper relationship with the other members.
• For each member to walk faithfully in God’s gifting and calling to build up others.
• That members of the congregation world walk together in love, unity and in embracing and pursuing God’s vision.
• That the leaders and the congregation will know the vision God has for each congregation that fits within His purposes for their city, region and nation.
• Pray for humility and passion to exist in the local congregation all across the city, uniting us in pursuit of the Lord and releasing revival fire.
• For church leaders and to lead congregations with love and meekness to seek the Lord in one accord

DAY 18 -March 2- Walking Together in Unity
40 Day Prayer Journey

This past week we have been praying about our relationships in the body of Christ. The Lord wants us to be fitly joined to other believers. It is important that we learn to function together as the body of Christ.

Scriptures: Psalm 133; John 17: Ephesians 4:1-6

Repent: Of the many things that allowed division, dissension and schisms to keep us from walking together at Messiah and as the body of Christ; of harboring, judgments, prejudices and prideful attitudes toward fellow believers.

Meditate, pray and write down other areas from which you need to repent.


1. That all congregations all over the city would grow in the unity of the Spirit.
2. That petty, differences, pride, and selfish ambitions would be laid down for the sake of reflecting the purposes and character of God.
3. For unbelievers to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and to see Him for who He is.
4. For the humility and unity among believers that will give rise to sincere praise and worship of the Lord in the beauty of His Holiness.
5. That God is able to accomplish what His church needs.

Linda Fegins,

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