Soooooo…I totally wasn’t expecting to get behind so early in the year! It’s true though, we set resolutions and goals, and usually by February, we’re off the wagon and on to something else. I had a week of travel, followed by being back home and trying to get caught up with life after a week of travel (#firstthingsfirst), and so I missed a few weeks. But we’re back! And that’s what’s most important. Also, shout out to my cousin and my mom with gentle nudges for accountability! But without further adieu, here’s the THREE verses that I’m focused on:
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. – Isaiah 40:28
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. – 1 Peter 4:10
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7
I get really excited when I think of these verses, because it reminds me of God’s power to work on our behalf, and that which He places in us through the Holy Spirit. My gifts and talents should be used in service of others, giving me the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those I encounter. And while I may face things that are challenging, I have no reason to fear, because His spirit in me is one of power, love, and a sound mind (in other translations, self-discipline).
We’re at the point in the year where it’s easy to fall back into old habits as opposed to the new goals and resolutions that we had just a month ago. I believe that if we truly lean in to God and His word, we will see the outcomes that we’re believing for this year.
Until next time…
Be encouraged! Peace and blessings!