I told myself that this year I would be more honest on ze blog. I started to year off with all the things last year taught me and promise that was only the beginning. When I first started blogging, I used to write all sorts of random things- from my favorite bible stories to just some thoughts that I fee compelled to share. Recently, I have not been doing so as much and have made it one of my goals for 2018 to get back to my “blogging roots” (lol- is that even a thing?!).
This year, I am determined to be fearless. Fearless in the things that make me happy, fearless in admitting the things that I need to say goodbye to, fearless in the pursuit of what sets my soul on fire. So pinterest, I know, but also so real. I have dedicated the next 12 months to doing this, in its’s entirety. 2018 will the year of taking risks, being brutely honest about my life- realizing not only where I’ve been, but also where I’m headed. This year- I’ve decided to be brave. Brave enough to risk a fall.
“….do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you.” – 1 Chronicles 28:20
I’m what you would like to call the extreme opposite of a “risk taker”. I like routine, live for schedules and for sure don’t live life on the edge. You will never see me posting a picture jumping out of a plane (seriously…planes were not made for that), I never want to climb Mt. Everest, and I for sure will never have the urge to go parasailing. I can, however, make a mean plan-o-gram and can plan an event with my eyes closed- all without missing a detail. I won’t say I’m not “brave”, but I will say that that word is not the first that I use when I’m asked to describe myself. Especially when it comes to setting goals- I tend to “sometimes” set goals that I know are within reach if I work hard enough. That way, I am not disappointed if I don’t accomplish them all in a timely manner and I don’t get mad (LOL).
Last week, I went to a vision board party and made my “vision” for the year 2018. This years board was so weird to make for me- normally I have a “Master Plan” of things that I want to accomplish, with my career/life goals in the middle. God decided to shake things up a little bit this year when the one goal I wanted to accomplish by the end of the first quarter of the year happened by January 3rd. Talk about a mixture of emotions! It was then that I realized that this year would be different. No plan, well still a little bit of a plan, but if I am derived from that plan- I will be okay with it. I have decided (with a lot of thought of course), that sometimes living on the “edge” is not a bad thing, per say. Sometimes, you have to be “brave” in other ways
“Do not be afraid; you will not be put in shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.” – Isaiah 54:4
“Brave enough to risk a fall” is just that- living a life worth living. Not that I don’t already, I for sure do. I am so so blessed in so many ways, it is amazing all of the things that God has done & continues to do for me. What I mean when I say this is that setting goals that we know are within reach is so so silly. Be brave enough this year to set your heart on things that are not within reach & trust God to reach them for you. Be brave enough to risk it all (smartly of course, ha), even if it means failing in the end. Most true success stories didn’t experience success the first time, anyways.
This year, dream things that are scary. I mean, are goals really goals if they are things we can know we totally can accomplish anyways?! That’s the challenge I’ve set for myself, and you’re totally welcome to join in with me. This year, I’m being “Brave enough to risk a fall.”
‘…& she laughs without fear of the future.”- Proverbs 31:25
Until Next Time!