Goodmorning, Bloggers! Well, maybe I should say good afternoon, since it is 12:22. I hope you’re having an amazing day so far! I just had a delightful slice of blueberry pie and some caramel coffee! YUMMMM!!!! It’s definitely going to be a great day! So, I wasn’t going to write a blog today, but I decided to because I though of something to write about!
HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!!!! While a lot of people will be going out and about celebrating, I will be in church; worshiping the creator of a new year!!! I am sad to see 2014 come to an end but I am so excited to see what the Lord has in store for me in the coming year of 2015. Looking back over this past year, it’s crazy yet, amazing to see how far I have come! For instance, 2014 led me to start this blog. Now, I know my blogs are terrible and hardly anyone ever reads them, but I really feel like the Lord will use this somehow; I just have to keep writing and praying that the right person will read it!!! So ya’ll just keep me in your prayers!!!
I know we all have things that happened in 2014 that we regret, or wish we would have done, or whatever. Don’t let those things clutter your mind! The past is the past and there’s always next time! Don’t let those little things be all you think about today as 2014 comes to an end! Keep in mind that a new year is about to occur and think about how you can make this the BEST year yet! You know, almost every New Year’s Eve I see post about how people can’t wait to start a new year and how they are going to do so many things differently and they never do! I am one of those! But this year, I really want it to be different! Life is a book. Last year’s chapter is ending. No matter what happened in YOUR last chapter, a new one is about to begin and it’s up to you and me to decide what happens in this chapter! So here’s a challenge for anyone whose up for it! I always hated “New Year’s Resolutions” but, there are some things I do really want to challenge myself with! This next part of my life is where it all gets real! There a some huge milestones that I am about to go through and I want to have some goals to keep me kind of on the track! So, I’m going to share with my my own resolutions with you!
1. I want to ALWAYS keep God first. Sometimes this gets pushed out of the way when different things come into our lives, but I want to always make sure I am seeking God and what he wants first!
2. I want to be kind to everyone. I am not a “people-person” all the time so one of my goals is to be kind to everyone and be a friend to everyone, because we never know what anyone is going through.
3. I always want to have JOY!!!! J-Jesus First O-Others Second Y-You(me) Last
4. I want to start exercising! Some sort of it!! My body is a temple of the Lord that I want to keep healthy!! hahaha
Those are just some that I have for now! I’m sure I will make some different ones along the way, but it’s a start!!! So, as the new chapter of our lives begin, I challenge you to come up with at least 2 goals for yourself! And really carry them out! I usually make a list every year but never really finish any of them! Not this year! My goal is to not only come up with things to try, but to actually accomplish them!!!
I hope that this next year is filled with joy, happiness, and memories for you! Make this year count! Make it the best one yet!! And, if you do not have a personal relationship with Christ, make that your FIRST GOAL of this year!! I promise it will be the best decision you ever make!!! The Lord wants a relationship with you and His arms are open; I promise!!! May God in every way bless your new year!!! Remember he is the ultimate Author!