Hooray! 2015 is HERE! Happy New Year, everyone!
I hope all of you celebrated a fabulous end to 2014 and welcomed 2015 in with much gladness and joy!
I’ve mentioned on here before how much I LOVE fresh starts and new beginnings. Really any day can be the start of something great, and I tend to look at life like that, seeing the beginning of an ordinary week or the beginning of a month as an opportunity for new adventures and possibilities.
But the start of a new year, for me, is always a very special time. I dedicate this holiday to spending quiet time with God dreaming, praying, thinking, and vision-casting for the days and months ahead. I don’t set resolutions, but rather, goals that fit with what I sense God is wanting to work out in my heart and life at this present time and into the future. And while I aim to accomplish those goals throughout the year, and hold myself accountable to them by sharing them on here or in my journal and with family and friends, I also accept that God has a specific plan and purpose for my life, and that what I dream for myself is but merely the tip of the iceberg of what He dreams for me. In looking back at previous years (the goals I set and where I ended up), I see how good and faithful God is to taking me beyond what I ever dreamed for myself, and that fuels my fire to dream bigger and pray more bold and risky prayers for the next year.
So, that’s where this first weekend of 2015 finds me. I’m diving into my 2015 PowerSheets and have started the #2015GoalSetting process with the fabulous Lara Casey. I’ve made a vision board to hang in my walk-in closet where I can see it every day to keep my perspective on what truly matters, and I am continuing to put together a Making Things Happen in 2015 Pinterest Board. In future posts, I’ll be sharing what God has revealed to me through this intentional process for the coming year!
How are you preparing for the next twelve months, and what things are you dreaming of for 2015?
Cheers to making it the best year yet, friends!
P.S. Here’s a post from the amazing Jess Connolly that may inspire you too! Enjoy!
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“For I know the plans I have for you,”
declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11, NIV