I never thought I’d be saying this but I didn’t make any New Years Resolutions. And for once in my life, I’m perfectly ok with that.
For years, I would make all these goals and then if I fail short, it would crush me. You see, I have always been the go-getter, get-it-all-done, crush-your-goals-kinda girl but I am figuring out that my goals shouldn’t define me: Jesus should.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with setting goals but the moment it takes over your focus is the moment it becomes toxic and not helpful. Your goals should guide you not define you.
This year I have chosen to meditate on a verse and word.
So train your heart to listen when I speak and open your spirit wide to expand your discernment- then pass it on to your sons and daughters. Proverbs 2:2
I want to listen and I mean really listen; Whatever that looks like, whether it’s allowing more quiet time or choosing not to listen to other things that may drowned out his voice.
I want to focus on abiding in Him and discovering more what that actually looks like. Maybe it’s unlearning what I thought it was and letting Him teach me new ways.
Friend, I pray that whatever goals you set this year that God would be the center of them all. And if you’re like me and didn’t set any thats ok too! Allow God to speak into you: His plans for you, His plans to use you, and to mold you. Above all, I pray that He would draw you closer to His heart.
P.S. Listen to one of my favorite songs called Abide by Casey Kleeman