This next year holds all the potential of forward movement that life offers!! Who knows what could happen?
A lot of it depends on the choices we make, but maybe not the ones you’re thinking of. When I think of potential my first thoughts go to words like
and the like. I suppose I need to throw SMART goals in there too.
I love helping people with things like this. Choices really do make a difference.
BUT, all the right choices and planning without walking with Jesus equals a sad story. Even if the hoped outcomes are achieved or excelled, if the journey was accomplished alone it was a misfire.
Most you reading this blog would be intent on inviting and even seeking God in the planning process. And that is a beautiful thing.
What happens next, for me at least, is I can forget that I need Him to get the job done. My focus becomes a goal instead of a relationship. I become transactional instead of transformational.
When I grit my teeth and get to work I can forget that there is a grace waiting for me that I need to enjoy.
Life can be enhanced with goals and action steps, getting unstuck can be a reality, but we are missing out when our goal becomes a checklist and not a conversation.
Here’s what I mean. Our walk with God is meant to be transformational and when we focus more on the tasks then on our conversation and walk with God we are missing out. We become transformational. We are gritting our way through life instead of enjoying Who He is on the way!
He always has more for us.
As I enter this new year and next season, I am full of hope for many next’s, but most of all I want to BE with Him!
How about you? Ever struggle with gritting instead of gracing?
He’s jealous just to be with you! Hang out with Him and share the journey. Perhaps walking with Him in the journey is the destination…