A new year. A time for a fresh start!
If you are anything like me, you crave routine. Over the holidays, I love to relax and kick back, but after a few days of being lazy, staying up late, and sleeping in like a teenager, I start to feel really off track.
I like to wake up knowing what I am going to accomplish. Having a goal in mind… or 500 things on my To Do list (I am a list maker) helps me stay focused and on track. It helps me feel like I am working towards something, not just going through the motions of this thing called life.
Every year during the holiday break, I set one day aside and sit with my pen and paper (not computer) and write down all my goals and dreams for the coming year.
I think about family vacations and visits with friends and family.
I consider financial goals and where I want our accounts to be at the end of the next year.
I set my fitness goals and really, really, really want to make sure I stick to them this New Year!
I also think about my relationships. Who is lifting me up and who is dragging me down? How I can lean in more in with certain people, and how to explore the heart of God more than last year?
This process really helps me set my mind on my heart’s desire and helps me develop the path to achieve all that I dream for my life.
In Psalm 20:4, we are reminded….
May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
Spending that time at the end of each year setting my mind on the future is exactly what God wants from us. He wants us to dream. He wants us to desire more and more out of our life.
Did you know He will do exceedingly abundantly above all you could ask or think (Eph 3:20)??
Well, He can and He will!
First, you need to establish your hearts desires. Get quiet with yourself. Remove all the distractions and ask yourself…
What DO I want this year to look like at the end of 2019?
What DO I want to accomplish?
And then turn it all over to Him. God will take it from there!
Go out this year and Live Scripture Strong.
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