When I was 17 or 18, I wrote a list of things I would like to accomplish in my life. I can't remember what they all were (post for a different day), but the one that I remember well was:
* Learn enough Greek and Hebrew to be able to translate the Bible on my own.
I was in high school when I wrote that. Before the Lord changed my major to Bible and my heart to exegesis and missions.
Now, I don't have a premonition that I'm going to die anytime soon, but it's really cool to think that I'm going to have accomplished that one thing by the time I turn 25. I took 3 years of Hebrew in college and have translated several parts of the OT; I'm currently taking (and will continue to take) Greek and by 2010 will have translated portions of the NT.
I don't say that because I'm pretentious or a jerk or self-righteous (I hope). I say it because I had a goal and I will have accomplished that goal. Which is really cool.
What was a goal you set and have met?
What dreams are you still chasing?
How do you anticipate accomplishing that?