Well, well, well, we are very much into the “new” year. I purposefully didn’t blog or vlog for that matter, any “new” year resolutions or post any of my grand ideas/plans for this upcoming year, as I believe many times when we do that, it is out of traditional hype. My focus over the first three weeks were to assess me and my expectations and desires for this project and virtually all that I am doing in my life. I wanted to seriously think about my immediate goals for this “new” year and what I want to achieve. I first started by looking at my successes and fails of 2015. I won’t bore you with my laundry list, however, I will say that change is inevitable and it is a good thing! I’ve changed a few of my commitments over the next 6 months that will free up more time to focus on writing. Some of the changes were out of necessity and others just made sense.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but my past thinking around my writing was, “I need to be inspired by circumstances or outside influences to write!” Well I’ve come to a bit of realization after asking myself, “How’s that INSPA thing working for you?” Now I am not throwing out the idea of inspired writing, as it has its correct place however, outside inspiration alone can’t cut it with ANYTHING you truly desire to do. Just as having zeal or passion for God alone will not afford you the true knowledge of Him. We need to know Him beyond our own perception and get to know Him truly according to His plans and purposes. This same principle must be applied to those claims of living out our “calling” or what we are doing “for the Lord”. By this is the only Inspiration we need, that which comes from the Holy Spirit!
So my plans so far for this year?
Ask the True & Living God through focused prayer, study, meditation of His Word, “What are your plans for me this year?”
There are many plans in a man’s heart,
Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand. Proverbs 19:21 NKJV
The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. Psalm 33:10 NKJV
Until Next Time…. “What Say You?”