As I spent some time reviewing the past year, as most of us are prone to do whether we consciously do so or not, I realized that there were a few things I want to say goodbye to, and as a result, a few aspects I would like to welcome in 2020.
GOODBYE FEAR, WELCOME FAITH.
Its time for me to say goodbye to every fear that comes my way this year. Taking every fearful thought captive and bringing it to Jesus is the way I want my faith to come alive in 2020.
GOODBYE NEGATIVE SELF TALK, WELCOME ACCEPTANCE.
Part of taking every thought captive involves me grabbing the ways I put myself down, and accepting that although I am not perfect, I am made in His image, was bought with great price, and am loved beyond measure. So i need to talk to myself like I am worth treating well.
GOODBYE LAZINESS, WELCOME ENERGY.
There are times that I will choose to veg out when there are things I need to get done. This year, God, would You help me to work hard at the things which matter, especially when they serve those I love, or taking good care of myself? Help me to be fully restored by Sabbath rest and energize me for all I have to do each week.
GOODBYE RESTLESSNESS, WELCOME PURPOSE.
I have a tendency to get restless from time to time, and take my eye off of my purpose.
-to be there for my loved ones.
-to love my God with all that is within me.
-to offer Hope to the hurting, the lonely, the broken.
-to live by the Word, to worship 24/7, to share my story in words and action.
GOODBYE WHINING, WELCOME GRATITUDE.
God, help me to say goodbye to whining once and for all, and to bring all things to you in gratitude that You are always with me through every season, guiding me with every step.
What do you want to say goodbye to from your past, and what do you want to invite into your life this year? Ask Him to help you discern what to let go of, and what He can help you welcome in its place.
#newyear #newyou #hopefortheharddays