Every month’s beginning is a fresh start. It’s another chance to live life with intention, setting the tone for what you believe to be wise for you, your family, and other pursuits.
Every month end, I take stock of my personal and family life. What worked well? What didn’t work well? What was stressful? What brought me/us peace? Do I need to eliminate anything wasteful of my/our time? Do I/we need other resources to support me/us? How can I/we improve? What are the wisest choices for me/us?
I usually do this in my prayer time, journaling, and reflection on the last few days of any given month. Why? In order to grow…
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”James 1:5
We must remember that we are unique individuals that have unique needs for our lives and families.
There is no “cookie-cutter” formula that your “local expert” can dish out for you to navigate your path. Yes, advice and counsel are GREAT (Proverbs 11:14). But at the end of the day, we will all have to give account to the how of a thing —- “Did we pursue the wisest choices for us as God led us?”
Because my path is not your path. Your path is not my path.
God succinctly ordered our steps in this thing called life.
And there is freedom in knowing that we can ask God to lead, guide, and direct us with His wisdom.
And this is why in the month of May, we can:
*Save more money if we overspent in April
*Exercise and eat better if we neglected the matters of health in April
*Pursue more kindness if we were tempted to be harsh with others in April
*Solicit appropriate resources if we needed more support in April
*Believe that we are able to take steps forward (even small ones) in this new month.
What are some specific goals that you can set in May that reflect “a shift” from the month of April? How can you do so with intention, meeting the needs of your unique life and family? And because you are human and imperfect (me included), how can you talk to God if you get distracted or get off track?
“One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil,
but a fool is reckless and careless.”
I can’t believe Mother’s Day 2023 is just around the corner! Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers, grandmothers, aunties, caregivers, teachers, mentors, etc. You are so loved and treasured by GOD!
It’s been THREE whole years since I released this reflective journal. Today, it’s still so dear to my heart and I personally complete one at least once per year. Want a copy? Desire to gift it to someone? CLICK ON THE PIC below.
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