Thanks to all of you who responded to the blog Q &A on the topic: How to end a year and how to begin a new one. Many of you answered, “I don’t know, but if someone does, please post a comment”, while another general statement made by others was “I DON’T KNOW, BUT WANT TO (know how)!” from the responses that came directly to my email address.
If you are in a dry place in life or on dealing with many unexpected situations, you can get off the “roller coaster ride” of incompleteness. Take a moment and revisit your current year- briefly, and without regrets. During your evaluation you will realize there are tasks that you started and completed; other tasks you just thought about or researched; and many you started, but you were sidetracked by other things and were unable to complete the primary task. Perhaps these were tasks that you know you should have never attempted, but you were trying to be a blessing to someone or to an organization, resulting in lost time on those God-given projects that were your specific assignments.
What about your self-care during the year (health assessments, exercise and food choices)? The ability to hear and execute the plan and fulfill your purpose requires that you are in condition physically as well as spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. What is your current health status?
Lastly, review relationships and network building during 2013 or previous years. How have you rated in terms of your character? What is your level of humility? Are you demonstrating forgiveness? Sisters, you know we can hold grudges and have smiling faces. If you are wondering what all this has to do with plans, purpose and pursuit of passion being achieved – everything! Health and wellness in regard to every aspect of your being is fundamental to success.
Discovering the route to living in harmony with oneself can be very difficult without proper guidance and support. Women in particular are nurturers and servants who can become easily distracted if they do not develop a plan that follows the instructions gleaned in quiet time with Him, and have an accountability partner to aid in redirection. So how do you end the year and start a new one? Start in prayer, and counseling (discussion) and listening with an open heart and mind. You need a plan – write the vision and make it plan.
During the month of December and on into the New Year of 2014 there will be a virtual discussion centered on re-evaluating our call in life as it relates to passion, purpose, and the plan of God. You will need a journal, Bible, accountability partner, and a calendar. In the meantime, you can also go online and take a free spiritual gift assessment test. For more information (discussion outline and conference call code) send an email to: Karynthia@yahoo.com.
From My Heart to Yours:
“No longer will they call you deserted, or name your land desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah (my delight), and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married.” Isaiah 62:4 NIV