It is really June? Where has 2016 gone??? To great places, that is where.
At the top of the year, I told you that I don’t make resolutions. Not that I have anything against them, and if you do make them, dow hat works for you, but they just aren’t for me. I feel like such a failure when they don’t stick, and for me, they rarely stick. Furthermore, they make me feel like I am implying that I have control over what will and is to happen.
And I have come to realize that I don’t.
So for me, what I have found that works is every year (at least for the last three) I attempt to have a theme for the year that helps to guide my actions and what I put my energy into. For the last couple of years, I have done this by choosing a word of the year.
This year my word was P.U.S.H. It’s a multi-faceted word that had a dual meaning for my intended purposes this year. You can head on over and read what my thoughts were and why I chose that word if you didn’t already catch it.
But I wanted to give you an update on how PUSHing has been going this year.
While a large part of my efforts was about seeing things through to the end, the biggest thing that this was about was increasing in prayer.
God has shown himself so faithful in this season.
Here is a list of how God has been P.U.S.Hing me in this season:
Prayer Dates with Hubby
The old man and I have agreed to have a weekly prayer date. During this time, we are intentional about lifting up the things around us, things happening with us and our family and things that others bring directly to us asking for prayer.
I have to admit that some weeks get so busy that when “date time” rolls around we have passed it. But it’s true for any other type of date night too.
But this time has brought us closer, and taken our relationship to a different level. There are things that are being birthed out of our commitment to doing this, and no its not a kid. NEVER EVER EVA again will I birth another human. But great things indeed.
I am excited and truly grateful for God giving me my prayer partner. We communicate daily over our families, our careers, our dreams, our situations, our everything; we life it all up at the drop of a dime. In addition a beautiful friendship has been birthed from this and I am totally grateful for what God is building with us.
Daughter Relationship Increase
I have written in several spaces on this blog about struggles in parenting my daughter, how I feel unqualified, how our relationship is teaching me grace, and even my position on friendship with with her; and even wrote a whole book about it and my relationship with her father, literally. But over the course of this year things have started to shift with us and in a good way, a great way.
I didn’t think it was possible to love her more than I already did, but I am fast learning that it is in fact possible. Truth is when I fell back in my expectations of who she should be and started loving her for who God has created her to be, is when change has really started to happen. For that I am thankful.
Faith Base Blog Buddy
I identity this blog as a faith based encouragement blog. The faith niche is not a common space in this blogging thing, but I have come to find a person who is in the niche and with similar goals. What’s more awesome is that she sees me as valuable to her, as she is to me. I have been at this blogging thing for a while. Recently I decided to shift and transition it into a business and I am not ashamed to say I can not and won’t do it alone.
I am thankful that God gave me a partner with similar goals and encouraging words that point me back to him when we discuss our plans and goals.
Start of Counseling with Faith Based Counselor
This year has been a doozy and the winter and my SAD got the best of me and it almost took me out. Luckily I noticed it early on and sought help.
I wanted to be sure that the counsel I met with was faith based and yet still down to earth and “real”.
I got just what I asked for. Outside of me just talking through my problems we discuss goals and such. I love talking goals, way more than talking about my problems.
Yet again thankful.
I’d say this year has been fruitful in being guided by my word for this year. There are many things that I haven’t even gone into here. I most certainly will when the year wraps up because some things you just can’t speak on until they are done.
So I want to encourage you to push, to keep pushing forward. If you are feeling out of alignment as of lately, refocus on the goals, resolutions, or guides you set at the top of the year and regroup and realign. Every day is a new day that you can choose to hit the reset button.Just Keep Pushing Forward! Click To Tweet