Do you set New Years resolutions or goals? I feel like (and I could totally be wrong) resolutions are for the ‘year’ where goals are more permanent, maybe? I suppose everyone looks at them a little different.
I’ve had some serious ‘come to Jesus moments’ these last several weeks…. actually more like several months but I’ve continued to ignore them. Do you ever struggle with ignoring these moments? It seems as though as soon as I know the changes I need to make (like no shopping for 30 days, which was a total FAIL!) 24-36 hours later I am back to my normal habits. This last two years I have gotten myself into debt and and have totally lost focus on what really matters in my life. I’ve allowed material things to rule my life instead of Jesus. The small amount of self control I once had seems to have totally gone out the window! One thing I love about getting older is that I get to know myself better and better every year and now, after 33.9 years, I know I have very little self control when it comes to shopping, I’m impulsive and usually find a way to get what I want. Now if I could only turn those into positive traits, like pursuing Gods desires for my life and striving to make a difference in this world instead of needing to purchase that Gucci purse I have to have then maybe, just maybe, I’d actually be content.
Unfortunately chasing the next “best thing” will never bring me true peace, it will just feed that desire to have more more more. Last New Year the word I used to describe what I wanted to do more of was love, and when I thought about it this year, that’s the only word that came to mind again…. but now that I’ve chewed on it a little more, I would say my word for 2018 would be content. I want to be completely content with what I have, but not content with how much I give back, does that make sense? My goal for this year is to lose the desire to have more, but gain the desire to give more. (Ugh, I say this right in the middle of a house remodel!!!) God has been so generous to us in so many ways and I want to share that generosity with others, whether it’s time, donations, and/or friendship. I have a strong desire to help other women and even though right now I don’t exactly know what that looks like, I will continue to pray about it and follow the path God is paving for this journey.
As we move into this new year, I pray that your destiny and call in your life is evident and you have the strength and courage to follow it. I’m also asking you to pray for me, for strength to stop spending time and money on tangible things that have no meaning, and for the strength to follow the plans God has for us individually, for our family and for giving back. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posts, my hope for my blog has always been to help other women somehow through my experiences, thoughts and prayers.
So, what are your 2018 goals or resolutions? I’d love fo your to share them with us and also share how we can be praying for you this year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!