January 1st means New Year’s resolutions, goals, and dreams. For some of us, today on March 25th, we feel accomplished. However, some of us feel as though we have let ourselves down either by not doing what we had planned or by already giving up what we began three months ago. If you’re like me, there are some goals/dreams I have begun. However, there are other goals that I need to improve. One such goal was to begin writing this blog on January 1st. After three months I’m excited to begin this new journey in life.
“Just write. I will give you what to write.” These words were spoken to me by God himself. I was actually vacuuming and praying in that instant about how I would still love to begin a blog and write. However, I had been contemplating “what” to write. I had thought about these topics: young motherhood, teenagers, ministry, etc. These were just a few of my topics. It’s probably been close to a year since I had a desire or a dream to want to write. I do not feel as if I am a very creative writer per say but believe there are things in my heart that I feel The Lord wants me to “speak” and share to others.
There was a tongues and interpretation given at our church in the beginning of this new year. I tried to write it all down but some may be paraphrased. “March into this new year. Don’t just tip toe but march into this new year. Take my gifts I have for you (and use them).” Whatever gifts HE has for me, I want to use them.
This will definitely be a new adventure for my life but I believe in faith this is a new journey Christ wants me to set out upon. So, here I am beginning this new DREAM for this year… Yes, it is three months into the new year, but what a better time to do it than in the present and NOW.
What were your new goals, resolutions, and dreams for 2014? What has Christ placed upon your heart? Have you begun pursuing them or are you waiting for a promise? I want to encourage you to step out in FAITH this year! Why wait?! Begin pursuing it NOW! Just as I felt The Lord telling me to “just write” and HE will lead me in each blog, you too need to “just ______.” Don’t have a dream? Ask Christ to give you new dreams for your life. Continue in to this year with a PURPOSE.
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19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[a] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[b] because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[c] (which means “God with us”).
Joseph could have ran away and divorced Mary. He could have run from God’s will for his life. Instead, since The Lord spoke to him, he stepped out in faith. He allowed this dream to change his “course” and followed God’s purpose for his and others’ lives. We need to be like Joseph and follow after the dreams, plans, and purpose God has for our lives.