New Year! New Vision!
It’s the first day of a new year! Are you looking for a new vision for your life?
Have you made a resolution?
Decided that this year is the year?
I remember the new year’s eve after my 40th birthday. I resolved to finally make this the year that I lost weight. I was 6 months pregnant with my last child and I knew that he would be my last. I made a plan to begin a new way of eating, exercising, and cooking, all in an effort to lose 40 pounds by my 41st birthday. I had plans for our home, our school, and our business.
Well folks! Here I am. One year later and I have not lost anything. I am only 10 pounds lighter than I was after delivering my son. I started an intense exercise routine after being cleared for my 6 week post delivery check up. I made shakes, join the YMCA, and still here I sit. I even ended up in the hospital with my pressure so high, I almost had a stroke. Check out what I realized after that here!
Oh and those plans for our home and school, let’s just say we are still in the trenches and they have been rewritten multiple times.
No! This isn’t a post about how I have now joined a program, started a new diet, or have some exciting new opportunity! In fact, this is the opposite.
What is my New Vision?
This post is about when I realized WHY I have not accomplished what I planned. After much reflection, self doubt, tears and prayer, I realized that all of the plans and goals I had for myself were pointless.
I realized that no matter how hard “I” tried, I would continually miss the mark. This past year, I realized that I created tons of goals for my life, but never checked in with the One who made me. I never asked God to tell me what He had for my life. My purpose and God’s purpose were not lining up because
“I never sought after Him and asked Him to reveal to me anything. “
So what do I do now? This year, I took the time to dedicate uninterrupted time to seek an answer from God. I asked Him to show me my purpose. You won’t believe how clear everything seemed. I mean it was almost instant! I became so clear on what God wanted for my life. I was reminded of the verse,
“…write the vision, make it plain…” (Hab 2:2)
How to Find Your New Vision
I am looking forward to what God is about to do in my life and the life of my family. I am beyond grateful to have a husband who fully supports me and also seeks God for guidance in his life. I am equally thankful for children who realize that seeking God for their purpose is a necessity. We even sat down and had them complete their “Write the Vision” vision boards for the year. (Make one with your kids using the (Write the Vision e-book)
Now I ask you: Have you given thought to what is ahead for you and your family? Have you taken the time to seek God first?
Don’t start this year off without first checking in and asking for guidance!
Come back here often to see how things are going and find out what we are up to.
Happy New Year!
Christel -Chaos Coordinator