So, I had decided not to finish this challenge via Instagram for a few reasons. One of them being because I am currently with family and do not have a whole lot of time to keep up with social media every single day and two. Heck, I am too busy (and, sometimes forgetful) to post on social media every single day. So, here goes. The long awaited daily December journal challenge. Lol. Just kidding. But, it gave me something to look forward to every day. And, what perfect time to post it on New Years Eve!? God bless, everyone. Happy New Year & I love you all!
Day 15: Favorite Childhood Memory…
Hmm… My favorite childhood memory would have to be doing gymnastics & dance & being surrounded by family and family vacations.
Day 16: If I had the ability to change something in the world, I would bring everyone to Heaven. Seriously. If all we have is Jesus, that is all we ever really need. Not to be super spiritual or whatever, but it is true.
Day 17: A bad decision I made in the past and what I have learned from it…
Hmmm. Getting into partying. What I learned is that we all have a story to tell and we shouldn’t regret making any mistakes. Could some things have been avoided? Of course, but I believe everything, both good and bad, happens for a reason.
Day 18: From 1-10, how much are you trusting God in your life right now.
- I would say 5, honestly. Going through a lot right now. Growing and stretching though, as always. I consider all things, good and bad, joy.
Day 19: In what ways are you different from 2 years ago?
I am not as naïve, I trust God more, I am not as fearful and I take more risks than I used to.
Day 20: A goal or area you need to be more committed to…
Walking by faith and not by reality. Thing is, God made me a visual person, I am more a realistic kind of person AND I ask a lot of questions because I love knowledge, but I must balance those things because I tend to overthink way too much.
Day 21: A part of you that no one sees…
My lack of faith. I am not as strong as people perceive me to be. I have weaknesses, too, just like every other human being. J
Day 22: A commitment you are dedicated to and why…
Traveling the world. Why? Because I want to preach the gospel and meet new people every day that I can show God’s love to.
Day 23: Something that I’d like to learn in the new year…
How to balance it all haha. I don’t balance things too well. I either work too much or play too hard. Never can seem to balance between the two.
Day 24: 3 Positives about being single…
- Being able to do what I want freely without having to worry about anyone else.
- Being able to spend a lot of alone time with Jesus.
- Building my businesses, ministry and making moves.
Day 25: 20 words that come to mind when you think of Jesus…
Day 26: 4 emotions about Christmas…
&, I am blanking out for number 4 lol.
Day 27: Best piece of advice you’ve received this year…
Dare to believe in God’s promises for you that He is faithful to bring them to pass.
Day 28: A letter to your past self in the midst of a trial last year…
Simply put: Don’t trust everyone in your circle. Not everyone has good intentions. Seek the Lord in who and quickly be obedient to Holy Spirit’s leading and do not be deceived. Otherwise, you will get your heart broken and it will shatter every ounce of healing and preparation that you once had.
Day 29: What I learned about being my age…
Not everyone is going to take you seriously because of your age. They think that you are a partier or whatever else, but do not take it to heart, love them anyways. I have learned to love people and to learn how to agree to disagree in order to keep peace, but never compromise my righteous, Biblical beliefs. I have learned that I need to be serious about achieving my God given goals in these times and not rush ahead of God and wait for the right timing in every thing, but be quickly obedient when Holy Spirit says to go, despite whatever fear I may feel. I learned not to trust what I see, but to trust whatever Holy Spirit has promised to me, even if it takes 3 days or 20 years. Be faithful and consistent in all things. Be gentle as a dove & wise as a serpent. Learn as much as you can and share that information and knowledge with others. Help those in need and bless and give when you can.
Day 30: How have you done with the 5 goals you listed on Day 1?
Not exactly as well as I hoped, but definitely have made LOTS of progress with everything. Here is to tomorrow being a new day and not waiting for the new year to start again. God knows my future and He promises me a good future. Jeremiah 29:11.
Day 31: 7 new habits you would like to adapt in the new year…
Geesh. 7? Okay. Here goes.
- Single mindedness (walking by faith and not by sight)
- Travel every state in the united states (think I can accomplish it? Let’s see..)
- Open my business (For Such a Time as This: Jewelry & Scarves) at the Hartville Flea Market & expand.
- Relationship goals that I will keep on the hush hush for now.
- Go full time in Mary Kay.
- Be more family oriented.
- Dance more.