Thursday, January 21, 2016

{Words for 2016} Change/Discipline

The last couple of years have flown by and at the end of December I am sitting there thinking to myself, Where did the year go?... I didn't accomplish anything I planned to. I am weary and fall into the trap of comparing myself to other moms, thinking I'm just not good enough,  I will never measure up. Then I read a verse like Joshua 1:9 or Jeremiah 29:11 and it reminds me to be strong and courageous, He is always with me.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 

Jeremiah 29:11 

I have prayed the last couple of weeks on my word for 2016.  I have never picked just a word before, instead I have just made resolutions that I eventually break.  After much prayer, I realized I need a spiritual and physical reboot. I need Change but in order for change to happen for me there needs to be Discipline. That is why I have two words instead of just one. This year I want to form new habits and create a plan for certain areas of my life and follow through.

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews 12:11

This year, more than ever, I want my life to reflect my priorities, God and Family.  It's time for change, I am ready for change, I welcome it with open arms. The one thing that is constant and will not change is Jesus.  

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever- Hebrews 13:8

Linking up with: PurposefulFaith, Holley’s CoffeeformyHeart,  JenniferDukesLee,  Testimony Tuesday

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