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First Things First

It's 2020, y'all! Happy New Year! You have survived motherhood in 2019! Whoohoo! As a kid, 2020 seemed so far away. It was totally in my plan to be driving around in a flying car by now. But unfortunately, that’s not the case. I can thank the Jetsons and Back to the Future for setting that failed expectation. I can't imagine that I am the only one who was looking forward to this, right?

Well, with the new year comes resolutions, goals, promises, etc. No matter what you choose to call them, most people want this year to be better than the previous one. And for that to happen, we believe we must change something. It may be changes to our physical appearances (the gyms are making a killing around this time of year), our attitudes, our relationships, or even our business plans. There is nothing wrong with any of that. And if achieved, most of these things can bring some joy and fulfillment to our lives. But if you are like me, most of those go out of the window within the first few months of the year. And if I am honest with myself, the reason things go south so quickly; is usually because I have tried to make these changes and set expectations without the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

So this year, change is happening but from a different perspective. First things first...I desire to seek God first and foremost for my 2020 goals. As I have written many times before, my favorite scripture, Jeremiah 29:11 says: 

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Hope and a future. I don't know about you ladies, but that sounds mighty good to me. What better way to have that than to trust your life with the One who already has the plans. You wouldn’t build a structure without the plans of the architect, would you? I would hope not.

Over the next few weeks, I hope to encourage you to evaluate your priorities and plans this year. Make sure time with Jesus and seeking his direction for your life is the priority. If God read your list of goals and ambitions for the year, would he find himself on that list? And, if He is there, is He the priority or has He just been penciled in like an unexpected appointment. As moms, it's imperative that we spend time with the Father every day. That moment will be the difference-maker in your day, I assure you.

Some friends and I got together and created our vision boards for 2020.


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