Happy New year friends!
How is 2022 so far???
I hope and pray it is much better…
Today we focus on what I have resolved to be intentional about or live out in the new year. These are my personal goals to act on as I go about life this year God being my guide. Feel free to adopt one/all of them too as discussed below;
• Let dead things die and decompose
I intend to leave the past and all its siblings behind me. Lost friends, conversations, and collaborations too. I intend to let them die. I choose to focus on now and what is ahead. The past is full of hate, hurt, and heat that are so discouraging especially if someone wants to move ahead.
Some burnt bridges if not all too need to be left to decompose and maybe create good humus for new papyrus reeds.
I am not ready to start digging up dead things.
I am moving on
I am moving forward…
Like someone sang, I’m walking away
From the troubles in my life
I’m walking away
Oh, to find a better day. These troubles are equal to the dead things, ideas, relationships…
They are dead for a reason and I choose to respect that.
I am taking my lessons with me and pushing forward for better days after all the latter glory shall be greater.
I am moving on
To step into greatness!
• Living debt free
One of my biggest financial goals is to start my living on the third-floor debt-free and rent-free.
I started cleaning my financial house last year by intentionally paying back any debts I had and this I did using the debt snowball principle as taught by Dave Ramsey. It has been a tough journey but worth it and soon it is coming to a flourishing end.
Starting in 2019, I vowed to not borrow any money for anything. This was after a bitter money exchange that almost took my heart and life. Ever since then I have lived trusting God to fully provide for all my needs, sometimes I do ask for help from my friends but not borrow. And I can testify that God has provided.
So last year when I got intentional in clearing debts, God even blessed me with some debt cancellations as I informed by creditors about my plan of paying back their monies. Just to note, these debts were with friends who are not putting me under any kind of pressure to pay back but rather it is me who wants to strengthen my financial foundation as new rain is coming
Gladly, I am almost done and I thank God because I believe I will be debt-free by my birthday.
A debt-free life is a healthy life.
Full of joy and confidence and abundance.
Debt is not good, drop it!
• Loving hard.
One of my lifetime goals or dream is to love people genuinely.
To me love is kind, humble, patient, never keeps a record of wrongs, and is consistent. To me, love heals all wounds and I am sold out to serving this kind of unconditional love to the world this year.
One may wonder, why love? I love because my father is love. I love because it is the right thing to do. I love because I was first loved and I love because I am called to
This 2022 is another opportunity for me to truly love people with my presence, service, knowledge, finances, gifts, time, and heart.
I intend to be a better friend to all my loved ones, a better sibling to my family, a better employee to my employers, a better mentor to my mentees, a better big sister to my lovely sisters and brothers, a better mum to my sons, a better leader to the world and better ambassador of God’s Kingdom here on earth.
This will all be done through love. Love it is!
• Follow God’s instructions
This is an area I have failed in most times and I keep coming back to Father God asking to be pardoned and Him being a benevolent King He forgives and gives me a warm embrace
My relationship with God is so intimate that He gives me clear direction and instructions on what to do most of the time. Each time I ask for wise counsel, I receive it but ask me about the doing …
This year I intend to be a better obedient child who follows through and implements all instructions and directions from God.
I am tired of the trouble that befalls me each time I disobey.
For example, there are two human beings whom I knew I had to let go of from my close friends’ circle, I went ahead and asked God about the thought I had and the instruction was clear, Justine, let those people go. Let them be mere friends. Did I obey, nope? I continued to hold them close or even closer … Unfortunately, I received doom from them this January as one of them broke my heart and the other denied ever having certain conversations with me. That day I remembered what God had revealed to me and just repented, nursed my heart, and moved on.
I vow to move even at the slightest thought of this is what God wants me to do
I am choosing to offer total obedience to God’s word and authority
I choose to walk in trust and obedience
• Add value to others
Being a natural helper (thanks be to God), I intend to be of more help to the people God allows me to encounter.
I love to help people and systems perform better and this includes my friends too.
I intend to fan into flame all my gifts be it organizing, quality time, reading, cleaning…all towards helping someone live better. This I will do beyond my work.
I intend to write more of the lessons I have learned in this walk of life and pray that a soul is helped. If it calls for me to be an accountability partner, I will. My million-dollar question to my friends/employers/mentees/siblings and leaders will be, “how can I serve you better?”
I intend to pray more, share knowledge, speak up when asked to, and refer too for better access to better help. I want to help people deal with their issues. I am the solution!
I choose to trust God to help me manifest all the above.
What are you planning to be intentional about this year? Have you thought about them? Feel free to share in the comment sections.
Be Intentional this year!
Just to Note:
You’re better off starting a relationship with Jesus Christ.
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I LOVE YOU!