Psalm 51: 10 – 11(KJV): 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
New Year’s resolutions are something that I usually break within the first 3 days of making them. This year I am going to change the narrative of that story. But before I start, I have to figure out what happened in past years that caused me to break goals I set for myself. Is it that most of my goals are superficial? Maybe the goals I make aren’t realistic for me to achieve?
As I have this personal pity party the answer becomes clear to me. I have been making resolutions about me and what I will do. This has been done in isolation without speaking to God and asking Him for His guidance for the year. So, this year as I embark on a new resolution in partnership with God I will have to really be open to change, be fearless, and really put all my trust in Him. I will have to make sure that I will not make things my will, but His.
So let me be vulnerable for a second. I have been writing this blog because I had truly been led by God to do so. Then I decided to stop blogging and start writing a book. That’s when everything got messed up. I derailed from what God wanted me to do to focus on my own personal goal. When I tell you I had writer’s block it was like to the 10th degree. I was praying and asking God what happened to our line. He asked me as clear as day, “Who told you to write a book? I told you to start a blog and allow Me to use you to reach people.” So to start 2018 off right I have to totally and completely surrender to God.
Thank you for the many blessings you gave me in 2017. You are truly an amazing and powerful God. Lord, as I start this week I ask that you be with me every step of the way and guide my path. As I reflect on last year I ask that you help me be obedient to Your will for 2018.