I decided to create another blog for my own vision for 2014. (To see my blog on “Vision 2014” click here Vision 2014 )
I am going to write this for the benefit of keeping a record for myself. 🙂
As I was reflecting on the year to come, I’ve been meditating on what God wants me to do or change. There are certain things that came up to my mind:
1. Edifying words. Believe it or not, this is the first thing that came up when I was reflecting. The Bible says in Psalm 71:15-16
“My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.”
I do have phrases that I use that is certainly not for edifying others, I also like to shout at times when I’m angry or when I’m joking around. These things are (maybe) normal to most people but it is not for edifying. I remember the verse that says that we should “.. go unto perfection”, so little details such as these should definitely be changed and replaced with edifying words–words that minister to others, words that encourage, words that bring relief and joy. (AGAIN, as I said on my Vision 2014 blog, my top priority should be to give God glory and I want do it by changing my corrupt words to words that please Him)
2. Physically Fit. This may sounds so cliche especially on New Year– a lot of people wants to lose weight to look more beautiful but I do have a different goal now (I had the same goal before, haha). For the past year, I’ve dealt with sickness a lot more often than before, and I saw how it affected my work, school, and even church ministries. I want to be a woman that God can use mightily in His service and although I know that it is only by His grace that I can do that; I still have a part in my own body to take care of it for God’s glory. So, for 2014 I am determined (for the goal of God’s glory) to NOT BE SLIM but to be FIT and HEALTHY.
3. Preparation for the future.
2014 is a year of preparation (just like any other year) But now, I am DETERMINED TO PREPARE WITH THE HELP OF GOD’S GRACE. This year, I will bombard myself with books, counseling, researching, quality time in prayer and God’s word. I know God has some new things in store for me this year– I feel scared and worried whenever it crosses my mind but I know God is my refuge, He is my strength, He will give me wisdom and peace to deal with it. 🙂
As I have just mentioned, I want to be a lot more prayerful this year! Dependence on God will give me peace no matter what 2014 holds for me. In fact, I am blessed and encourage to hear my mother say that we will start the year not by fire crackers but by prayer. 🙂
I know this year will be different in many areas, things that I should let go, things that I should change, things that I should prepare for–I should train more and discipline myself more this year so that I can be effective in training others as well.
I am definitely excited for 2014 because God is still in control and He always will be, and His ways are always perfect and the best attitude that I can have this year is to have full dependence on Him alone!