How is it December, y’all? This is the angst I attempted to convey in the newsletter Saturday but mail chimp did not want ya girl to shine.
Anyway, something about the holidays increases anticipation for the new year. I’m sure we all can agree that time flies by once Halloween passes. And the stores don’t make it any better. I saw Christmas decor months ago.
This season happens to be a prime example of how the world will have you rushing time along. I’ve seen so many messages about preparing for 2019. I’m all for preparation but the now is so much more important. It’s here. It’s available. And we can do something now.
I heard a quote that said, in so many words, it’s arrogant to assume you have time. In other words, it’s cocky in a sense to put things off into the future as if it’s guaranteed. It’s as though you know you’ll live to see another day or month or year. When I put it that way, it seems morbid which isn’t my intent lol. But the truth is none of use are promised tomorrow. Each day is a gift. Every moment, every second is a blessing.
Jeremiah 29:11 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.
As we enter this last month of 2018, I don’t want to get ready for 2019. There’s still time for me to create and connect. It’s not over yet. By all means, set goals for the next year but don’t neglect the fact that so much can be accomplished in the next four weeks.
I’m expecting better days and a long life but I also want to seize every day and spend each day growing and getting closer to accomplishing the goals I’ve set. Don’t coast through this season as though it doesn’t matter or in anticipation of what’s to come.
Psalm 37:34 Put your hope in the Lord. Travel steadily along his path. He will honor you by giving you the land. You will see the wicked destroyed.
Be mindful of how you spend this season as well. The holidays can be tough. Unplug if you need to and practice self-care. Give your energy to things that fulfill you and bring you joy. Connect with family and friends. Maybe this isn’t a period of planning and preparation but a chance to reflect on who and what’s important. Whatever it is, be proactive. Don’t waste these days.
As always, take what you need and leave the rest.