Though our first instinct is to look forward, there’s one thing we need to do before we begin all of our planning for the new year.
“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens…” – Ecclesiastes 3:1
A TIME FOR REFLECTION
We’ve made it to December, and, like most of you, we couldn’t be more excited about what 2019 has in store for us! But during all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and the closing out of an entire year, GOD is asking something unexpected of us.
We’re being asked to look back over our year and give thanks. And honey, it’s not hard for you to be grateful;
you’ve truly gone deeper in GOD this year, and He is opening heaven to CELEBRATE his child!
This is the moment to look back and remember the heights, the lessons, and everything that your walk with GOD has brought you throughout 2018.
In our last post, we talked about the importance of preparation when it comes to goals. GOD has given you HUGE dreams, and this year, you DEFINED and SOLIDIFIED your understanding of your purpose even further. You asked GOD for more concrete ways of doing what you love. Ways that would bring you security. And this year, you received just that, whether in the form of an million-dollar idea, or a tangible milestone.
The way we see ourselves changes with each new story, each new experience. We naturally base our identity on the stories of our past, and how we’ve grown into where we are now. December of 2018 is no different. We are compelled to look back and thank GOD for all of the beauty he’s shown us this year.
Let DECEMBER be a DEFINING month for you. DEFINE your relationship with GOD, and with the things that have entered your life this year. What made you feel more connected? What taught you everything you needed to know? What got you through each season? DEFINE your constant. What you absolutely LOVE. What you’re passionate about. (And be sure to include them in your affirmations and prayers.)
What you discover during the month of December will be necessary for the expansion GOD is offering you in 2019. So we’re calling this ‘Unfinished Business’, to remind you that your mind, body and spirit will thank you for taking the time to reconnect with your purpose, and everything in you will be geared up to bring glory to God through your passion!
Here are some affirmations to get you in your space. However you talk to God, these principles can be used in focused conversation, to remind you of his presence, his essence, and his purpose for you.
+ I am grateful for this time of reflection.
+ I am in awe of what GOD has shown me this year.
+ GOD has brought me through a season of preparation.
+ I learn to love myself more every day.
+ I am committed to seeing myself the way that GOD sees me.
+ GOD has given me peace in moments of turmoil.
+ He has given me reminders of my truth.
+ My gifts have made room for me.
+ I am blessed beyond measure.
Write out your favorite lessons and realizations from 2018.
We know you’re ready to get your praise on. Go ahead! Get in your bag!