Slowing Down In 2018…

3EB64055-4487-4911-99C5-185484723C53.jpegRushing life is a dangerous thing. In the new year I resolve to continue my journey of learning how to slow down. To allow time to do its thing. To allow God to do His thing. To focus on my breathing, appreciating each breath I’m given. Allowing moments to come and go, enjoying them as they happen, and releasing them as they pass. Trusting that God is Living each of these moments with me. That He goes before me and waits for me in everything I face. Remembering that I can’t force life. Experiences will come and go, people will come and go, things will come and go, but God and His Love for me stays constant.
I want to enjoy what my life as it is right now. Enjoy the people in it, the experience of each day, laughing till I think I’m going to pee my pants. Enjoying all my life is, without trying to figure out what it’s going to be. I want to honor those that are in my life, by not worrying about who isn’t. I want to take each moment living thankful, joyful, excited, and noticing my blessings.
I want to honor God in all I do. I want to live each day not just remembering, but celebrating, that I am His daughter. Taking each day and receiving it as the gift it is. I want to remember that the only moment I’m promised, is the one I’m in. Then live it to the fullest. To take the social media filter off my life and live it genuinely. To Love life even in the messy parts. Acknowledge as the messy comes, that they are just a part of this beautiful life I have been given. I want to learn how to embrace them with the courage and determination only God can provide. Remembering that in order to become a mosaic, I have to be willing to be broken into pieces at times. (Mosaic: a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass.) Accepting that shattering into pieces is vital to my growth at times. That each experience rather they bring loss or gain, is creating the woman I’m meant to become. Trusting each one of them just as I would a dear friend.
More than anything I want to get out of my own way. Allowing myself, and life, to become what they are meant to. I want Gods plans and will do be done in my life. I want to stop setting limits on myself and God. I want to let time pass as it’s meant to, fast or slow. Remembering that tomorrow will work itself out tomorrow, allowing each day to deal with itself. No more getting ahead of myself or time anymore. Also while not giving the past any more of my time than it deserves. Using it as a guide to my future, instead of a life sentence. Trusting each day that I’m covered through it all, past, present, and future, by God.
Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 “The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
I plan on doing all these things by growing my relationship with God. Spending more time in His word and less on Facebook. Getting together with other believers more, instead of this hermit crab I became this past year. (Not in a bad way but it’s time I rejoin the world). Listening more to God and talking even more openly with Him. Focusing on what I truly want out of life and then giving those desires up to God. No more settling for lesser things than Gods plans for me. No more undervaluing my worth or potential. Going to God asking for His eyes and not my own. To see myself and others as He does. I hope and pray that whatever you want to accomplish in the year, and years to come, you start it off by today going to God in prayer about it. Then let’s get serious about living our best lives. I’ll be praying for you. ❤️

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