How’s your new year going so far? Are you excited over the new adventures to come? Or is there a sense of dread over all the unknown?
I spent quite a bit of time over the month of December reflecting on the past year and preparing my heart and mind for this one. I invited God into the planning process and am asking Him to continue to guide me.
How often do we set big goals in the new year only to be overwhelmed 2 – 3 weeks later? Then condemnation tries to sneak in and throw shame all over us. So we give up all together. I’ve been there and unfortunately more than once!
I love to set goals, dream big dreams and plan everything out. Preferably in pen with lots of added color for effect! Then I hope no one bumps into my perfectly orchestrated schedule for myself.
[Tweet “What I want more than anything this year is to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading.”]
Not just once in the planning but also in the rearranging of all my plans.
How I long to be flexible enough to write my plans in pencil and trust the Lord when things need to be rearranged or even left behind all together. His kingdom come – His will be done!
Can we unclench our death grip on our plans this year? Let’s go ahead and dream big dreams, set goals and plan for what God is calling us towards.
But, hold all of them with a loose grip. Be ready to bend in new directions when God places new situations or people in our path.
I’ve been guilty of being so caught up in my schedule I missed appointments God had designed specifically for me. I don’t want to be ruled by my schedule. I want it to help guide me, not be an anchor that holds me back.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6
When we seek the Lord’s plans for us and stay in touch with Him we can let go of the panic. We get the choice to simply trust.
When I say simply trust I believe the choice is simple but I also know it doesn’t make it easy.
[Tweet “God never promised easy but He did promise to walk with us.”]
There are seasons for everything and a time for everything under Heaven. (EC 3:1) There is so much freedom in enjoying the season we’re in right now. Being fully present instead of always dreaming and planning for the days ahead.
How about this year we take a step towards recognizing the divine appointments God has scheduled for us? Let’s open our eyes, ears and hearts for what God puts in our daily planner. Then trust Him enough to be present in those moments.
What is one way you can make more room for God’s appointments for you this week? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear.
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