2017 was a year of growth. A year that solidified my faith, clarified my future, revealed passions i’d long forgotten about, and discovered ones I never thought i’d have. I feel like I changed so much this year and simultaneously became so much more myself.
2017 felt very redemptive, and in choosing my word for this year (I pick a word to try to be my “theme” or goal sort of for the year) it was super clear what the word should be, towards the end of 2017 it started to become a mantra of sorts, and that word is Intentional. Committed. Consistent.
These three words have been stuck in my head. Literally I cannot stop thinking about them and I tried to pick just one but I knew that by being intentional i’m going to be consistent, and that leads to commitment. Obedience to God is so important. I can’t be intentional off of my own feelings and emotions. I have to rely on God to make this all work.
“The Lord will always lead you, satisfy you in a parched land, and strengthen your bones. You will be like a watered garden and like a spring whose water never runs dry.” Isaiah 58:11 CSB
This year I want to be INTENTIONAL in all that I do. I want to be COMMITTED in my pursuit the lord, CONSISTENT in my relationships, INTENTIONAL with my time, CONSISTENT with my health, INTENTIONAL in the media I consume, COMMITTED to my goals, and so. much. more.
I want to follow the lord intentionally, being kingdom focused and leading prayerfully. I want to be committed to my relationship with Christ, consistently pursuing him and seeking his guidance and plan over my life. I have plans and I have goals but ultimately i’ll surrender any plan, goal, or dream of mine for what he has because I know it will be so much greater.
“I know the plans I have in mind for you, declared the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 CEB
Can’t wait to see what God has in store for 2018.