I’ve been thinking a lot today that there are only 20 more days left in 2019… only 20 more days left in this decade. Can you believe it? On January 1, 2020, we’ll turn a new page to start a new year AND a new decade. That feels really significant to me.
What a great opportunity to be intentional and think about where we want to be heading, what kind of life we want to be creating.
We need to be careful about giving our past the power to define our future. It doesn’t have to define us or define what we’re doing.
We have a natural re-start button on January 1, but we can always take the opportunity to intentionally let go of the past and move forward to create what we want in the future.
What do you want 2020 to look like for you?
What new things do you want God to do in your life in 2020 and beyond?
In your heart, in your family, in your friendships, in your career (however you use your gifts to make a contribution)?
Consider if you’re in a different season than you were last year, or if you’re approaching a different season.
> You may be getting closer to graduating, and it’s time to think about the career you want, how you want life to look for you post-graduation.
> Or your kids might be heading off to college, and while staying home with them was great when they were younger, you’re becoming more and more aware they don’t need you in quite the same way, and it’s time to create a different outlet where you can make a contribution.
> Or you might be realizing that what you have been doing, is no longer as enjoyable, no longer as challenging or feeling as purposeful.
The first step is committing to let go of the past. Reflect on what you’ve learned, be thankful for the opportunities you had and the things you learned, look for how God was with you throughout all the ups and downs, then intentionally let what happened go and be willing to turn a new page and be open to new things ahead.
For me, letting go looks like choosing to think, “That’s in the past, and God is doing a new thing.” (Isaiah 43:18-19a, “Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new…”)
Then start thinking what you want the future to look like. Start dreaming a little. Where do you want to be this time next year? What do you want your life to look like? What contribution do you want to be making?
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