you let someone else write your New Year’s Resolutions this year?
you gave the full authority over your life to someone else?
you gave that to God this year?
When a brand new year arrives we tend to feel the hype about action. We make:
- a list of new goals
- write out our OUR grand new plans and dreams
Then for a season many of us go hard after them. Others drift back off again.
However, THIS year, I’d encourage you to take a time of silence and just listen. And write down the list that God shares with you during that time. What are His desires this year for you?
“After years of seeing this phrase on those cutesy little posters with kittens I was sure this tidbit of wisdom was straight up truth from the Bible. Right? Weren’t there songs in the 90’s on our mixed tapes that assured us that when we sat in front of a closed door, God would absolutely open a window of bigger and better opportunities?
My friend Google kindly dropped the news to me… “when God closes a door, He opens a window” is not, in fact, in the Bible. I’m not sure what concerned me more: that this well known Christian cliché was not in the Word or the fact that I had no good reason for my season of camping out in front of that proverbial closed door.
Three months prior, I sat dreaming and planning, creating my agenda. As I made moves to set these plans into motion, I abruptly received “no’s” or “not right now” or “no way!” The echo of those doors slamming in my face rings in my ears to this day. After a couple of months and a hurt heart, I couldn’t help but recognize the Lord was doing something here. I wasn’t sure what He was up to but I knew this was pivotal moment in my life and in my understanding of who He is. You see, I’m am really good at kicking doors open and making things happen. At the beginning of my closed door season I stood with my super cute cowboy boots, ready to kick the doors open and make my dreams and plans happen. But, when my “feet” grew tired of kicking to no avail, I surrendered.
It was a new season of waiting at that closed door.”
“It was a new season of REST.”
….read more on this insightful topic from Alisa Keeton of Revelation Wellness.