The new year begins as it always does; crisp and new, free from mistakes, full of possibility. Imaginations run wild. Will this be the year? Will we finally make that change? Will we stick with our goals and finally do that thing we have always wanted to do?
As the swirl of lists circulate and goals are set and promises made, I want to encourage you to stop.
Stop and breathe.
Take a moment all for yourself. Find a spot that speaks to your soul. Grab a cup of something delicious and hot. Light a candle. Do whatever you need to carve a bit of space for yourself, anything from waking up a few minutes early or letting the dishes sit in the sink.
Simply allow yourself to stop.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.” Psalm 23:1-2
Like wrapping up in a warm quilt on a chilly day, allow God, the Almighty, to wrap you in His arms and encourage your heart with His Word.
Allow Him to speak about His plans for you this year through His Word.
“He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.” Psalm 23:3
Instead of adding a bunch of goals to your list- things you must do, want to do, wish to do, will never do, how about letting something go?