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The last day of 2014! My nephew asked a question of family and friends on FB this morning–What would you like to say to 2014 as it closes? Sadly, he said it had been a terrible year and he was hoping for a better 2015. I remember those days of negative thinking so well! They got me nowhere and seemed like self-fulfilling prophesies. Over the past year or so I have slowly been taking on a more positive attitude–key word being attitude! My response to him was the following: “Saying goodbye to it sadly, but looking forward to an even better year in 2015. It’s all in my attitude. It won’t be perfect but I refuse to get all stressed over the imperfections. Leaning on the Lord. He knows His plan for each of us. Jeremiah 29:11-13.” *
Right after seeing my nephew’s question, I noted that one of my nieces posted a little story about two dogs going into a mirrored room, one comes out with his tail wagging and obviously happy, while the other comes out growling. The difference being of course that each saw himself in the mirrors, one seeing a thousand happy dogs and one seeing a thousand angry dogs and reacted to them. Point being, what you see around you is a reflection of who you are!
My goal in 2015 is to always see myself as the woman God made and the woman He loves, therefore seeing the world in the same way. He made all of us in His image and He loves us all! Our bodies are His temple. He lives in us,so let’s make our goals reflect that temple. Just as we want our homes to look the best when we invite guests, so should we want our bodies to be a wonderful temple we want to invite the Holy Spirit to inhabit. That is what I am setting for my goals this year. Happy and healthy new year everyone! What are your goals for 2015? Have you thought about them?
*Jeremiah 29:11-13New King James Version (NKJV)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.