I have had a love/hate relationship with New Year Goals. I always think that maybe this will be the year I don’t make them, but let’s be honest, even though I am a type 9, my wing 1 is strong. Checklists, to do lists, goal lists, all lists…it’s just a part of who I am.
But I’m pretty much like everyone else when it comes to follow through. Some years are wonderful, and others are not so much. In 2018, I picked a word for the year – anticipation. It was absolutely perfect. I was halfway through my pregnancy with my son at the beginning of that year. The monthly reminder to look forward to the big and small helped me keep my joy and my sanity.
This past year fell into the “not so much” category. I tried to recreate the experience by picking another word. I had really good intentions with the word “thrive,” but I didn’t keep up with it. It wasn’t in the forefront of my mind like the word for 2018. I’m okay about this being a failure. Trust me, I’m not losing sleep over it. But it helped me realize that I was forcing something that wasn’t meant to be.
So, this year, I decided to deviate from the “word of the year” idea to something that speaks more to my heart. It came to me as I was listening to a Worship playlist on YouTube. As soon as this song began to play, I knew what I wanted to do for the new year
Instead of a word, I have a song of the year. I want God to be my vision, my treasure, my inheritance, ruler of all. I want him to be the heart of my heart. I want to not heed man’s empty praise. I want my victory to be in Jesus.
In the next few weeks, I’m going to share a few other goals I have for this year, but this song is where I want my focus in 2020. I don’t know how it will translate in the coming months exactly. I’m sure there will be some predictable moments, and some unpredictable challenges as well. All I know is that I want to keep my eyes on God and allow him to guide me through it. I pray that by the end of the year, I will have a renewed focus and love for God that is greater than today.
Thank you so much for all of your support as I took a break from blogging at the end of last year. And thank you for all of your kind words at the passing of my father-in-law in November. I am so grateful to have such a kind, encouraging community. I know that people don’t always have that experience online, and I just wanted to say how grateful I am for each one of you. I’m so happy to be back. Be sure to check back for new posts every Wednesday!