And just like that the first week of 2018 is over and we begin a new one.
If you are anything like me, AKA human, the first week didn’t go as planned. I had all these great plans and goals and an atmosphere that I wanted to set for this year… but somewhere in the middle of the week, I failed. I failed so bad.
And it sucks.
I worked out one day. I read my bible 3 out of 6 days.
My room is a mess, like an earthquake named Leslie happened.
I hurt a really dear friend.
Like is it possible to mess everything up in a matter of 4 days?! Because I did.
But I learned something.
What happens when it’s a new beginning, but you are still the same person you were in the last chapter? With the same habits, the same past, the same fears, the same same same!?
YOU FREAKIN FIGHT ANYWAYS.
I will admit that I was discouraged for a bit. I felt like the rest of the year was going to suck. And I’m dramatic so then I wanted it to be December 31st, 2018 so I could be in 2019 LOL I thought my world was crushed and that I had really done it this time.
but then I was reminded of God and His mercies. And let me tell you, I am so so thankful that they are new every morning. I don’t ever want to be someone who abuses the grace that God so freely showers us with, but because I am so dramatic and such an over thinker, and grew up with an overly strict step dad, I have to remind myself that I AM HUMAN AND I WILL NOT ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT. So I showered, got dolled up, and kept going and working towards my dreams.
I caught up in my daily bible reading, starting cleaning (started because seriously don’t know how I made that much of a mess LOL)
We will never advance if we stop moving forward every time we make a mistake or trip up a little. It is bound to happen because we are human and can only do so much ya know? But what matters is how you continue in the process. The small steps that you take make all the difference.
I was so afraid to make a list of goals I wanted to accomplish. I didn’t wanna dream big for DYL and fail. I didn’t want to say that I would read daily and then miss a few days and feel horrible and lost.
But in order to enter a new season, YOU have to actually enter it.
You, being, the messy, confused, loud, shy, scared, annoying, sensitive you. And while you walk out your new season, you can turn back and see the progress you have made.
So if your week was anything like mine, I want to encourage you: KEEP ON KEEPIN ON!
Take a deep breath, relax, remind yourself that you are human and you are doing the best you can. Refocus, rewrite your goals, and start again. We don’t need a whole new year to start all over. Everyday is a fresh opportunity to make better choices and to take tiny little steps towards your destiny.
KEEP MOVING. KEEP FIGHTING. KEEP STRIVING. KEEP DREAMING.
The best is yet to come and even though we screwed up, we still have 51 weeks to go and it’s not over yet!
I believe in you, I believe in His plans for you.
Lets get it!
Dancing In His Love,