When the beginning of this year came, I didn’t really feel different. With 2016, I felt the New Year. I was in the New Year and I fully accepted the New Year spirit in me. I attacked it with everything I had. Remember I even did a fast and read Woman Thou Art Loosed. I really believed that I needed to be loosed from certain things. Haha.
With 2017, I felt very ambivalent, I even had to remind myself to begin from where I was. It came, it didn’t come, I was just here. But come it did! And just like that, the second month of the year is gone…
So, how are we doing on those Spiritual Goals? Did you even set any? Have you taken active steps to the goals?
Let me share a little of what is working for me.
I always talk about wanting to be a morning person. I want to wake up at the breaking of dawn and talk to my Lord. Just like David does in the bible.
But alas, since that has not happened yet, I have decided to give my first and my best 10% to God. Well, we’re not at 10% yet, but we’re getting there slowly but surely. Before I do anything now, I read my devotional and journal for a few minutes. I haven’t done it for too long, but I’ve done it consistently for some time. I pray it sticks.
Maybe we all can agree to starting with small steps to our goals. Maybe before we begin to spend hours and hours in the presence of the Lord, we can begin with taking God’s work seriously and doing the work that love requires, and overcoming people bondage and so on and so forth.
When we give God the little that we have, He multiplies it and makes a mountain out of it. Because of the sweet Holy Spirit at work, we grow and experience much more than we even deserve. God doesn’t want us to go from zero to hero in one day because it is He who will lead us and guide our steps.
One of my new favorite verses is:
“Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right of to the left.”
How comforting is that? As we walk through life, God Himself will give us clues about where to go and what to do. As I go about my business on campus, I remind myself that the voice of the Lord is whispering where I should go, He is nudging me towards my epoch. He will see to it Himself.
I only need to spend time with Him so that I know His voice and am able to discern when He’s speaking with me.
Give yourself a pat on the back, you’ve made it this far. Even if you’ve only taken a baby step towards achieving your goals, you’re on your way there. You will get there. The zeal of the Lord will accomplish it.
Surrender to Him and watch Him swing to action.
Happy end of February and Happy New Month in advance!
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