The New Year brings about such a newness and such an expectation of good things to come that produces a high like no other. We are excited about the chance to start over, enter into new relationships, new business endeavors, etc... But what happens when the clock strikes 12, when we return to work, when the kids go back to school, when the prophet/prophetess leaves town, or when life goes back to normal? How do we keep the momentum? How do we maintain our excitement? Here are three steps to ensure we maintain our high:
1. Keep a visual. Write it down. Take a picture. Pray over it. Meditate on it. Whatever you need to do to ensure it is in your face every day….do it! I keep a promise journal where I write all the promises of God down, whether it be words from others/prophets or words received during my quiet time. And when times get tough or I get frustrated, worried or confused, I pull it out and read it.
2. Plan and Reflect. Plan your day, week, or month whichever is better for you. Write those goals down and then create action steps in how to obtain them. Then reflect on what did and didn’t work. You will be surprised how much you get done and the doors God begin to open out of your expectation and preparation. Vision Boards are also great.
3. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Life happens. You’re going to make mistakes. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Allow yourself room to grow and learn new things.
Embrace the good and work on the bad. Take time to relax and celebrate the beauty of being you. This is life, not a marathon race. Treat each day like a New Year and a new beginning; you can start over at any time. You don’t need a calendar to tell you to start again, dream again, or that there is a new you.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. – Hebrews 10:36