I have been thinking a lot lately about what I want the next year to look like.
Usually I sit down and write out a bunch of goals. Sometimes I even color code them and section them by categories. My mind is crazy.
But this year I'm not making any goals. I'm not even choosing a word of the year as I've seen other people do.
I'm just not feeling it this year. In the past I never, I mean EVER stick to my goals.
And then at the end of the year I will glance back at a list that visually looks pretty because of all the colored pens I used but it's basically useless. I list of things I wanted to do and for whatever reason didn't do them.
So this year I decided not to make a list of goals just to fail, or give myself a word of the year that I will forget around mid-February. Instead I want to go into this year with an idea of what I want it to look like.
Which honestly is scary. The beginning of the year is always a little scary to me, because we make these grand plans and then life happens, and sometimes our own plans go out the door.
I don't know what the year holds but what I do know is that this year I want a deeper hunger for God's word. I want to be better about sending people cards and I want to grow in my business. I want to be the best wife and mom that I'm capable of being.
I don't want to make a list of goals to just check off, I want to set a precedence for myself, a way of life, who I want to be for this next year and on.
I have felt God placing this verse on my heart lately:
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
I think I've spent a lot of time lately trying to do things without God. Sometimes I think it seems easier to try and figure things out myself. It's easier to sit and stare at my computer or TV or whatever it may be instead of actually going to His word.
But this verse clearly states apart of him I can do nothing, so this year I want to make a conscious effort to put Him in everything.
Not sure what that will look like, but I have a feeling that just putting Him first I will experience peace.
So here's to a year with no goals. No "run a 5 K" written in blue ink, or "memorize 2 scriptures a month" that I NEVER DO. Here's to just hopefully becoming a better me this year.