Growing, Goals, and God

The beginning of 2017 was the start of something new inside of me. I have identified some areas I want to grow in and created some affirmations for myself. I wanted to share some of them with you to encourage you in these areas as well.

1. I measure my worth to God’s Word. (Living by the truth)

Isaiah 43: 4

You are precious to me, and I have given you a special place of honor. I love you. That’s why I’m willing to trade others, to give up whole nations, to save your life.”

This is one of the many scriptures in the bible that displays God’s love for me. I am precious to him, and he has given me a special place of honor. He loves me like crazy, so why should I ever feel unloved? He thinks I’m worth so much, so why should I ever feel worthless?

The word of God contradicts all the negative self-talk I’ve spoken that has impacted my confidence. This year, I am choosing to live by what the bible says. If the creator of EVERYTHING thinks the world of me, why should I think any differently?

2. Create your own sunshine. (Find your inner joy)

I’ve learned to tuck away some joys for days that aren’t the best. Whether it be a scripture verse that reminds me of God’s promises or a memorable moment to think of. I’m learning to not let my circumstances steal my joy.  There are a million negative things to focus on, but I’m choosing to remember the positive things.

Also, I vow to do one action a day that makes me happy. Whether it be spending time with my family, eating my favorite dessert, or reading a few pages of a new book…an action will be taken place. Happiness is a choice, and it will be chosen daily.

3. Where you sow you grow. (Taking actions to grow myself)  

I have started sowing into the areas in my life that I want to grow in. One of my goals is to be a better steward of my finances. I am tithing faithfully to my church which shows that I am trusting God to be my provider. I want my finances to be blessed so I am walking by faith, and trusting God with my money even when it doesn’t make sense.

Another one of my goals is to write my own devotional book someday. So my first step in this direction was starting my own blog. I have committed to being consistent with this blog by posting weekly. I am also supporting other bloggers that I am familiar with.  I am taking time daily to support the people I know who are writers.  I know that supporting other people creates abundance in my life, and the support will be returned.

I hope you can relate to some of these thoughts and maybe identify an area where you can implement these affirmations into your life as well.

2017 is the year of change for me, and I pray the same for you.