Okay, here we go! Better late than never! I am learning to let God lead and when He says, “Wait, I have more for you to learn and seek before you put those words to paper”…then I listen! As I talked about in my last article, I am focusing on both monthly AND yearly goals. But not in the traditional way. Many people set goals in January that encompass the entire year ahead. I am choosing not to do that. I am steadily building ONE yearly goal each month (along with my monthly goals)…each one of the yearly goals propelling me to the next one and giving me time to reevaluate as life changes and brings its own unforeseen swirls of dark clouds and treacherous winds at times. In those times are when I cling close to Jesus, well, closer than on a typical day I suppose. I open my hands to grab onto his, and let go of what I am carrying so he can carry it for me. By doing this, I see the glistening rainbow and the pillow-y marshmallow white clouds in the inviting azure sky that are awaiting me on the other side. We will get there, with the Lord’s guidance and help.
Won’t you run into His open arms with me? Lighten your load. Be better to yourself in your thoughts and your habits. Allow yourself to be loved, and love back fiercely and fearlessly. See yourself as beautiful and worthy, not focusing on the corruption and the skewed way in which this world seeks out beauty and worth. A trap we all fall into from time to time (myself probably much more than most). The devil has no place here. We hang no welcome sign and we will not allow him entry into our weak places! Instead, we need to leave those cracks of our weaknesses available for God’s light and healing to shine through and change us—renewing our mind, body and spirit. Let’s make this year one of growth and new thinking that pushes us gracefully forward in becoming all we were created to be. Purposeful. Passionate. Confident. Bold. Beautiful. Worthy. Wanted. Loved. ENOUGH! You are ALL of those things, let’s believe it, own it, and live it out faithfully in 2019!
As promised, here are my January goals and my first yearly goal . Please feel free to share your goals for this month, year, or any other type of milestone you are working towards in the comments, if you have some, so I can be lifting you up in expectant victory by praying over them for you! “I run toward the goal, so that I can win the prize of being called to heaven. This is the prize that God offers because of what Christ Jesus has done.” (Philippians 3:14 CEV)