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.
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?!