Time to Shed!
I started 2018 with a focus on the word 'Produce', and I did. I recorded and released my first single "Found" , I released my lyric video , took steps forward with my Forward Movement Consulting business.
I saw growth in opportunities to share my heart with the women and young ladies of this world through Bold Beautiful She. I saw the power of having a single targeted goal...one word. So I want to share my word for 2019....Shed!
"I want to move forward!.."
This is the cry of the New Year for most, after the whole "New Year resolutions" thing forces us to reflect on what we accomplished for the previous year. We usually go through an incomplete cycle of reflecting and resolutions, but no real change in our lives. It's not always that we don't want to move forward, but that we are carrying too much dead weight and we can't.
I love you and want nothing more than for you to experience the fullness of life that you were meant to! *HUG* So I'm going to challenge you....challenge you to shed in 3 areas this new year:
#1 "Re-write the recording in your head.."
Shed the Mindset - You are your own worst enemy if you allow the lies planted from the past to take root, because you will speak against your future. So shed the mind set that "I can't"..."I'm not worth it"..."I'm not equipped"... Instead, seek out the truth and speak that!
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
#2 "Where there's passion...there's purpose.."
Shed the Average - Nothing about you was created to be average, but comparing yourself to those in the world around you can cause you to settle there. What are you passionate about? Your passion for working with kids, encouraging people or creating could be a clue to what one of the directions you should be moving in is. Once you identify it, go after it with your best! Focus on developing your skills/gifts in that area so that when the opportunity that is being prepared for you crosses your path, you'll be ready.
#3 "Surround yourself with those on the same
mission as you.."
Shed the Leeches - Re-arrange the team! The people you move with when starting a new journey will make or break it. You've reflected on your passion and what direction you should move in, but do you have the right people close to you? Are they pursuing their purpose with passion or always complain? Do they encourage you when they see you taking steps forward, or do they always have something negative to say? Be willing to shed and allow space between you and the unhealthy relationships, so that you can have room for the healthy ones that God will send.
God is the one who created you and knows what He's purposed you for. He loves you like crazy and is just waiting for you to tag Him in on this journey. Include Him in your decisions this year and watch your life move forward! Happy New Year!!