How many times have you heard “New Year! New You!” already in the last 7 days? If we hear something enough times we can begin to tune it out as if it doesn’t apply to us. If familiarity sets in, we allow our eyes to sort of glaze over with the urgencies only of the present and soon the dreams and goals and visions we have for our future fades away into the fog of busy-ness and everyday life.
The cycle of year after year setting goals and missing them doesn’t have to be your life or mine. And the shame or guilt that presses in when we set a goal and miss it doesn’t have to settle in our minds either!
Let’s wake up, beautiful woman of God! It’s time to shake yourself awake if you have to and re-engage your person.
Dream. Dream again.
Dream for the best in your life—all aspects—your family, finances, fitness, friends . . . Dream again.
The very first verse I read this year was Isaiah 43:19, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
If you feel like you’ve been going in circles that last couple of years because you still have classes to finish your degree, or you’re still single, or your kids are beautiful and chaotic and keeping you up at night, or your empty nest is feeling a little too empty. Whatever you may be facing, God is ready and willing to do something NEW in your world. THIS year. Starting NOW.
God is ready to do His part. Here are a couple of things on our part we can get started:
• Pray. Just talk to God. He can handle whatever you throw his way.
• Start a Bible reading plan. I’m doing “Let’s Read the Bible Together” on YouVersion.
• Write Down Goals.
• Post goals somewhere you will see them often. :)
• Join a small group. (Sign-Up for Women's Life Groups here.)
God’s got you, girl!