2016 has arrived and we are now a few days in. Perhaps you made a long list of things you ‘hope for’, ‘long for’ or wish to ‘do’, some of those things may feel out of your grasp already and you have no clue what to do with the rest. Whilst I believe in setting goals, I struggle at the beginning of a year to sit down and be able to say, this is what I want to achieve, where I want to go, who I want to meet etc.
We don’t know what’s around the corner, or what’s going to be coming up, so how on earth can we set what we want when we might not know where we’re going to?
I want to encourage you to think about setting your goals or hopes or dreams or whatever they are for 2016 in a different way. For some things that are on your heart, rather than say ‘this year I will…’, say ‘this month I will…’ and at the beginning of each month tackle something that is on year heart. You can stay on track more easily, look back on what the previous month was, and ahead to what the next month maybe. Hopefully you will feel like you are achieving what’s on your heart more and that things are within your reach.
Having made these decisions, we can either choose to peer round the corner into 2016 gingerly or hit the ground running and be ready and willing to lay down what’s on our hearts to God and step out and see what the future may bring.
Chat with God and each month give him something on your heart, not gingerly, but boldly, knowing that he wants the very best for us, so trust him to give you the best!
Are you ready? Then step around the corner and see what awaits.