Happy new year, dear readers! Today is officially 2 out of 365 days as we turn a new leaf over and welcome 2019. For this new year, I’m recommitting myself to writing more in this blog. I’ve been inconsistently writing and I’m honestly sorry for it. I have all the reasons and alibis in the world, but no, I’m not gonna feed you with it. No excuses. 🙂
So allow me to start the new year by making this first official blog post for 2019 as I share my word for the new year. You probably heard and saw a lot of people create their word every start of year. Assigning a word that would best describe how they want to tackle the year in reference to their plans, desires, or faith goals.
Honestly, I haven’t had much desire to create my word for the past years as I find it least of my priorities. But, seeing how other people, especially women I follow online, are benefiting so much from it, I decided to give it a try this 2019. And since I see that by so doing, it can strengthen my faith goals by coming up with one strong word that would summarize my desire for 2019, I figured yeah it might be worth doing this round.
BUILD – that’s my word for this 2019. Last year, my over-arching inspiration for all the endeavors that I took was PURPOSE FILLED. I didn’t explicitly made it my word but that was a topic and a word I kept bringing up in my workshops, blog entries, conversations, social media posts, and a lot more. This year, since we’re literally praying to build our own house, I figured BUILD is just a fitting word. But other than that, I choose BUILD because this year, I want to pursue building:
- Meaningful relationships/friendships.
- Value-adding learnings especially when it comes to being a MOMpreneur.
- Strengths by harnessing the things that I am capable of doing and explore unchartered strengths.
- Memories with loved ones.
- My personal and our family’s life (in all of its aspects) that is honoring to God and edifying to other people.
Like I said, all these things are aligned to my Faith Goals for 2019. If you haven’t had the chance to set your faith goals for this year, you may click back on the link and download your own copy of the material that I personally crafted to encourage more people to start this very helpful practice that my family and I have been doing for some years now.
I pray that as I BUILD my life around these visions for 2019, that God would hold my hand throughout this new journey. I know it’s not going to be a smooth ride all the way through, but knowing God’s constant presence in my life is a huge assurance already.
Also, let us all remind ourselves that although we may have set our personal goals, desires, visions, and what have you, God has the best and most beautiful plan for our lives. As the verse says in Proverbs 19:21 – “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” It’s not at all wrong to plan things out but let us never missed out to surrender our lives back to God and His sovereign and perfect will for all of us.
I pray that you and I will find our greatest motivation for 2019 from God who has so faithfully blessed us with another year to witness His perfect and inscrutable will to unfold in our lives.
May this year be your best year ever! 🙂