What do you do between Christmas and New Year? Do you look back on the year and make plans for the New Year? Many things slow down during this week, giving us time to reflect and look ahead.
You are the only one like you we will ever have! You are unique. Living fully up to your potential is up to you. So, if you do not plan to care for yourself and invest in your continued development, who will? You owe it to yourself and to those around you to be the best YOU that YOU can be.
Plan to invest in knowing yourself better and leave room to do less and be more. What if you really chose to do that, what would it look like? On the "Daily Hope" blog Jon Walker wrote,
"Today, make a list of things not-to-do in 2012. Fill your list with things you do that don't match God's purpose for your life or things you think you have to do but haven't been told to do by God."
Walker points out that God might want to use us to create a masterpiece but if we keep our list overfilled with chores and busywork we think is important, we may never accomplish our ultimate purpose. That masterpiece will remain a wish or dream if we fill our lives with things God did not plan for us. I believe that many of those "not-to-do" items are also those things that are beyond our wiring.
Someone once told me that we should say "no" to everything except what God compels us to say "yes" to. Hearing that caused a major shift in my thinking. Often we feel driven to do all that we can... and more. The result is that we are always hurried and frazzled. God designed us to be focused on him and doing what he gives us to do. And, there is always enough time and energy for that!
So, as you plan for this new year, take a different approach!
- Make a "not-to-do" list
- Plan for self-care & personal/professional development
- Take time to find out what God has for you to do and say "no" to everything else
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