Updated: Jan 13, 2020
Hi guys! So we are about 1/4 of the way through the year- wow.
How has 2018 been for you so far? Are you giving yourself (and God!) a high five for any especially impressive accomplishments?
Or are you cringing at the fact that you haven’t made much (or any) progress on what you were hoping to?
Either way, know that we are only a quarter of the way through, and you can still experience massive growth in what’s important to you.
As we prepare to celebrate Christ’s resurrection, let’s consider how we can be reborn and made new. As my pastor pointed out one Easter Sunday, there are mini resurrections all around us. Every day.
What is it that God is laying on your heart to be transformed this year?
Here are a couple ideas to get you started (or re-energized!):
1. Consider how you want to FEEL this year. That’s right, not what you want to DO, but how you feel. Do you want to feel joyful? Rested? Energized? Start there and let that guide your actions. Spend time in prayer with God and ask Him to direct you.
Related to what’s above… on a personal note, I felt a bit run down last year, to be honest. I was kind of wiped. On paper, though, I did great! But for me, I want to do a better job savoring the process and enjoying the journey. Because that’s what life is, isn’t it? This year, I’m deciding to make more time for friends & family, and most importantly, my relationship with God to fuel me up for the tough stuff and to help me see the beauty in it.
Here’s an amazing quote on the journey that is life. It is SO good.
“For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin- Real Life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” Alfred Souza
2. Write it down. Your chances of accomplishing that feeling, goal, habit (whatever!) become so much greater when it’s written down.
I’d recommend two things here:
Grab yourself some super cute paper and colored pens (stop by Hobby Lobby or Target!) and write down these plans + put them somewhere where you’ll see them. Like, every day. Put them in your wallet, on your desk, frame it and put it on your nightstand, make it your computer and phone screensaver (or maybe even do all of the above!?).
Then, grab yourself a planner (or use an online calendar) and make an appointment with yourself to work towards these goals every week. Start at 1-2 times per week or try 10-15 minutes per day. And when that becomes easy, work up from there. Check out this sermon, you guys. It really puts it into perspective how the little things are, over time, not so little things. Perseverance and consistency will change your life.
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking
anything. (James 12:4)
You’ve got this, and He’s got you!!
**Craving something BIG? Or something that might not seem big but you just can’t seem to get there on your own? Take 10 seconds to drop me a note here. Let’s talk!**
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