Ok y’all today I just want to talk to you.
It’s the first full week of the new year and I just wanted to ask you a few questions.
What do you do, when you know what to do, but don’t know where to begin?
What do YOU do, when you know where to begin but you don’t know when, where, how or why?
Goals can be scary. Are they not?
What’s that quote say… If your goals don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough!
Dude! Right now, my goals are scaring the buhgeebees outta me!
Do you have any of those? Not the buhgeebees but the big ole scary goals?
How do you work your way through the big ones that scare you?
Shoot, How do you work your way through the ones that might seem too small to be on a goal list?
How do you make a goal list when you flat out don’t even know where to start?
Goals are goals. Big or small. Personal, spiritual, physical, financial, relational. They are all goals and they all matter or they wouldn’t be burning your heart the way they do.
The other day I sat down with my Power Sheets and became full out overwhelmed by my goals. I’m talkin’ cold sweats, nausea and a pounding headache literally in a matter of seconds; overwhelmed. I knew it was totally fear but I knew it was very real. When I read the first page of assignments asking me to introduce myself (to myself might I add) I thought ok cool I can do this. But it was the sections that made me address these fears that started working up all of this anxiety. For years I dealt with anxiety attacks, only I didn’t really know that’s what they were. Everything from chest pains to seemingly random sweats (I still get those and no they are not age related that stuff is spiritual) even the stomach cramping and issue of pain I suffered through in 2014 are all linked to this anxiety and fear.
Y’all this year is gonna be different!!!
Starting right here!!! I am surrendering my fear. Remember our V.O.W. this is the first step toward setting ourselves up for success. AND surrendering fear to the hand of God that will not leave us out there to fend for ourselves! He fights the battle against fear for us and with us!
This week’s V.O.W. (Verse of the Week)
Be careful to obey all these words that I command you, that it may go well with you and with your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the LORD your God.
Write this verse down. Put it on your car dash board. Repeat after me:
I WILL NOT BECOME OVERWHELMED BY THIS TASK THAT YOU’VE PLACED IN FRONT OF ME
I committed to myself and to y’all that 2015 is the year I “MAKE IT HAPPEN” and I’ve promised that I would document this journey; this is how I’ll hold myself accountable. Speaking of which, accountability has it’s own level of anxiety because that means everybody knows.
What if we fail? What if we don’t reach the goals we actually set? What if we make a declaration that God is going to do something and folks start looking at us sideways when the ground underneath us starts shaking? What if? Well, what if? I’d rather pursue it and watch God reveal His awesomeness than sit back and do nothing, get nothing and become nothing!
I’m currently reading MAKE IT HAPPEN by Lara Casey and when I say that you NEED to get this book!!! Trust me, your life, your goals, your hearts desires will thank me later! Let’s do this together!
We’ve gotta be those who act immediately when God instructs us – Priscilla Shirer
So now what? This year I’ve decided that I won’t allow myself to become overwhelmed by anything and the ONLY WAY that can happen is to surrender my fear, take the leap and set my intentions and thoughts accordingly.
Y’all can we do things different this year?
Seriously, let’s set our brain to work in small patterns of success. AND, AND when we reach even the smallest progress let’s not hesitate to acknowledge that!!! I promise to be your biggest cheerleader!!!
Let’s take it one week at a time.
Here’s a 7 day challenge to get you on track!
Follow this simple clean eating guide and complete these moves for one minute each.
And you know I couldn’t leave you without giving you a song to rock to! Brave by Moriah Peters!! OH MY GOSH THIS SONG!!! It’s officially my anthem for 2015!!! Alright folks! Let’s set our FOCUS and #MOVE (Acts 17:28)
Have you registered for the FOCUS 2015 challenge? Register here
My Anthem for 2015