we all have goals for the new year right? some even go so far as to do new year's resolutions, but new year's resolutions have never impressed me much (it's because I'm cynical and eighty years old), so I tend to stick to goals (a much "looser" term which makes me feel more comfortable with my life.). to be honest, as the years have gone by in my short life, I have found myself with less and less goals, which sounds terrible, I know. what I mean is, when I started making goals for new years, they would be large in number and complicated and (some) almost impossible. but, eventually they started shrinking and growing more simple and more practical. most people would say that's because you're not thinking big enough! you're not dreaming! you're not being optimistic! but, every year I realize more and more that my goals were very self-centred. I wanted to travel. I wanted to earn this much. I wanted to buy this thing. I wanted to see this place. and although none of those things are bad, I just knew that my heart wasn't right at all.
when I look back on this past year and I think of everything that has happened, the most memorable moments + things + times have been because God is amazing or He's taught me something wow or He's blessed me or He's corrected me. sure, I might have bought that one thing I wanted to buy at the beginning of the year, or travelled somewhere I had really wanted to see, but I find they're not the most memorable things. my goal for this year is this (an excerpt from my journal)...
"In this new year, I want to be a faithful + respectful daughter, sister, and friend. I want to be a desperately strong follower and warrior of the Lord. I want to be kind, honest, and God-centred with a heart to listen. I want to be an example of His grace + mercy to any I meet. I want to be a passionate servant to the body of Christ. I want to be a humble influence drenched in God's precious wisdom. I want to immerse myself in God's Word. I want to be enormously bold and confident in my faith. I want to be an educated, interested, curious human being. I want to be a completely focussed + diligent student of whatever I'm learning. I want to be witness of God's light, grace, love, and justice. I want to be a wanderer lead by my Lord's hand. I want to be filled with the Holy Spirit till my cup is overflowing. Wherever I am and whatever I'm doing, I want to glorify Christ with my whole being till the day I go to be with Him. So, Lord, my life is Yours! I will do whatever You want me to do. I will follow You + Your words everyday. I will praise You for everything. I will go where You send me. I will do what You ask of me. I strive to glorify You always. I am Yours!"
so, do I have any goals for 2015? nah. not at all (winky face).
love you all.
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