Thinking Better in 2015

Thinking Better in 2015

My hubby and I pray for vision for each new year. Last year the theme He gave us was “Pursuit”.  To pursue Him and pursue dreams He’s given us.

This year I felt Him give me not one word, but a string of words that make this verse,

“Do not despise small beginnings…” (Zechariah 4:10).  As well as this additional promise– “Though your beginning was small, your future will be great!” (Job 8:7)

This 2015 I’m keeping in mind humility. I’m not going to despise small beginnings. I’m going to be settled with where I am each day. I’m going to choose contentment. Choose peace. Choose Joy in this moment.

Even if life doesn’t look like I want it to.

I am choosing to not despise small beginnings.

How about you? Health goals unmet? House unkept? Face undone?

Feeling ashamed and guilty for not being where we want to be, or who we want to be, is not working for us.

Don’t misunderstand…

I am all for pressing forward and striving to be our best and continually growing. I love setting goals for the new year and pushing myself to reach them.

But, I believe carrying around shame and guilt for not being where we want to be yet, should no longer be our motivators. In fact, I believe guilt and shame are anti-motivators.

Let’s allow acceptance to motivate.  Let kindness lead us to action; let’s start being kind to ourselves and where we are at on the journey. Let’s enjoy the adventure.  And let’s be done with self-hate.

I love this encouragement from Graham Cooke. He says,

“If all of your thinking brings you to a place you don’t like, have another thought! Because there’s a better one out there!”

I love it and totally agree!

Is it time for you to have another thought?

I am choosing to make a perspective shift this 2015.

No more negativity. I’m choosing to think another thought. To think on things that are brilliant and beautiful. Who’s with me?!


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  1. I love your quote by Graham Cooke. Short, sweet, simple, followable. That’s how our goals should be. I like the idea that I can put goals down and make a “horse race” out of them. I let them race it out to show me which one I feel most ready to take on more seriously and then I can put that one on a chart dedicated to just that one goal. I try and do that short, sweet, simple and measurable thing every day for as long as I can sustain it. When I start to wane in sustainability, I can have another horse race and pick another goal since I need change and life doesn’t need to get stale when we have so many “horses”. Hope this doesn’t sound crazy.

    • Joy,

      Glad you like that quote. : ) He says some pretty great stuff. I really enjoy his messages.

      And I actually really like your “race horse” idea! In no way does it sound crazy. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Good thoughts LeeAnn. 🙂

    • Thank you, Esther!!


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