After recovering from a fun night with my family and friends, I took about an hour with my wall calendar, personal appointment planner, and different colored pens and highlighters. As I normally do with my weekly planning, I color coded and prioritized my upcoming events so I’m aware of what’s going on with the children’s school activities the next few weeks.
I took extra effort to plan my monthly business focus for the year. From there I will develop a plan of action to meet my goals. Overall, I felt accomplished just by taking the time to plan. I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want 2013 to be a year that closes with me hoping I had done more. I made mental resolutions to be productive in all aspects of my life.
I figured it would be best to start it knowing what I want for myself and how I’m going to make it happen. Of course, my plans are minuscule in comparison to the plans God has. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord; plans to prosper you and not harm you; to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
While I feel my work experience has helped me develop fairly good planning and organizational skills, I know my life experience has taught me that putting my plans in God’s hands is always the best way to go. I may not always agree with or understand how or why He has certain things happen in my life. But when I see the end from the beginning, I see He is painting a unique picture on the canvas of my life. He is building my character, molding me into the woman, wife and mother He has designed since before I was in my mother’s womb. And while a certain doctor may have thought I shouldn’t be part of this world, God had a different idea. He has a purpose for my life that He is showing me day by day.
I am thankful for His faithfulness and blessings. I am looking forward to being closer to Him in my daily walk this year.
What plans and resolutions do you have for your new year?