I entered 2015 crying.
I wrote my 2014 review in time for December 2, my birthday, and I was satisfied. Grateful, even.
Things started to happen. More trouble in one month than I experienced throughout the year.
There is no magical switch between 31.12 and 01.01 that will make all your problems go away. Neither is there a button that will wipe away your old character in a split second. You will purge. You must purge. A slow flush from words – actions – habits – experiences, before you can be made brand new.
So, New Year-New Me? Throw that in the bin. How about, I’m working towards being a better me this year? That works, ko?
That was a note-to-self as much as it was a note to you.
So, what’s my theme of hope for the year?
She. Did. That.
Fear has been a dominant aspect of my life. What if I can’t…? What if a truck comes and smashes my rear and climbs all over the car and reduces me to blood and bone-dust?
Yet, people say things like “You’re strong o”. “You’re bold o”. “Ahn ahn, that’s you o. Bolding Gal” Okay, I’ll stop now.
Really, there are certain aspects of my life shroud in fear. I have set goals.
Sara Bareilles || Brave
– I will drive this year. Yes, I will.
—Find a driving school near the living area I find myself in.
—Schedule all activities around my lesson times. I can only take classes during the weekend, so all turnups will be scheduled around my class times.
—Test Drive on all the cars available to me. Hey Dolapo. ^_^
—Set a time frame.
Use Wunderlist. In setting goals and creating to-do lists, Wunderlist takes Work, Family and movies to watch, into consideration. Set goals for your family and friends, sef.
– Remember all birthdays.
– Give thoughtful gifts.
Things like that.
Dorinda Clark Cole || Everything He Promised
I’m holding on to the promise in this song. God is going to do everything he promised. If that’s that, what should I be doing?
Give. God. More
Not evritiem tithe and justification-for-missing-service…
Because, God understands that if I don’t rest at the weekend, I will not be able to deliver during the week, and I won’t get a salary to tithe from at the end of the month). 👀👀👀👀👀
Pfft. Silly me.
So, this year:
More of my time.
More of my talents.
More of my treasures. (those things that I cherish and pee around like “God, my territory! Back. Off!!!)
Goals, not resolutions.
In all this, make sure you find people who will hold you accountable. One person to hold you accountable in everything, the Holy Spirit.
You can have partners for every aspect.
– Fitness – Your trainer, your coach, your fellow fit-fammer who lives close to you and can drag you to the gym or the bridge…
– Christianity – Someone who is walking this walk and has gone ahead of you, somewhat
and so on…
Of this I am sure…
“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 MSG)”
Welcome to 2015, the beginning of your best years.
*raise your communion chalice*