At the beginning of the year, one word goals flooded your timelines, as we all selected one word that would be our focus for the year. You’ve been encouraged to set goals. You read posts that urged you to “GET READY” for the new year. You’ve read social media posts that have said “2019 is THE YEAR” and yes, we hear that year after year. But, what can you celebrate that has made this year THE YEAR? I have so much to celebrate and will share in a later post.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything as this past month I’ve been SUPER busy putting things into perspective, shifting into a mindset and schedule for my family’s new venture that will be announced soon. Lately, I’ve been having to lay some things down and get real with God. Like seriously. In my chit chats with God, I’m encouraged to revisit the one word focus and shift my focus on one word for the rest of 2018. Yes, I have some goals to accomplish. I have some plans that I need to prioritize. I have some projects I need to finalize. However, my focus for the rest of this year is tied up in one word-DILIGENCE.
My main focus is to be diligent in all that I do. One area I want to be diligent in is seeking God with my whole heart. The word of God tells us to “seek ye first the kingdom of God and all of His right ways of living.” I don’t want to chase goals first. I no longer want to chase status or material possessions. I want to seek God. By putting God first, I know that all other areas of my life will fall into place.
Some times we can get distracted by our surroundings-family, social life, social media, television- and we find ourselves off track. It happens because none of us are perfect. However, if we find ourselves getting off track, seek God. If we find ourselves becoming weary, seek God. We have to be careful because distractions are dangerous.
I am always reminded of the lessons I learned from the book, The Best Yes. Ladies, if you have not read that book, get it today! Seeking God, being diligent in seeking Him, helps you give your best yes! And when we are diligent in seeking God, “all these things will be added unto us”. Blessings don’t always have to be tangible things but any reward from God is worth having for in the word it says that “He rewards those who diligently seek Him.”
Take some time to walk away from your to do list, your goals, your planners, your possessions-“take up your cross and follow me.” Ponder on your one word to wrap up the year. Can you connect that word to scriptures? Try it. It will help you as you navigate through these last few months to seek Him first.
Remember, it’s a faith journey y’all & no matter where you are in life, you must have faith!
Struggling with giving God your best yes? Check out my three post reflections here:
To Give Life Your Best Yes, Seek Wisdom
The Powerful No Leads to a Best Yes
3 Things That Happen When We Say No