Let 2017 be the year you will go deeper in God
Let it be 365 days of focusing on God. Days and hours of going deeper in Him, growing in faith and wisdom. Learn to practice daily an attitude of thanksgiving. Some times inbetween conversations and activities pause and say “Thank You Jesus”. Sometimes when you feel extremely frustrated pause and thank Him, because somehow you will know everything’s gonna be alright all because you have Him. Feel so hopeful, let the joy of the Lord bubble on your inside despite the challenges. Let it be a year of experiencing God.
Let 2017 be the year you will dwell on the beauty of self-discovery.
The year you will come to meet the new and improved you. The year you will create new things, explore new passions, visit places you never thought of visiting. The year you will remain in the things that excite you and fire up every cell in your body. The year you will finally live. Fearless in the pursuit of what ignites your heart. Not frightened on new possibilities, on new opportunities. Brave enough to risk and take a leap bigger than you, resilient enough to welcome major changes. Looking positively to the things that may happen.
Let 2017 be the year you will fall in love with yourself.
The year you will come to know the things you like, the things you dislike and being perfectly okay with it. The year you will learn more about yourself, about your flaws and shortcomings and be able to have a heart big enough to accept all of that and have the courage and the strength to love it for all of what it is. The year you will embrace your imperfections and realize that these are all the parts that makes you uniquely beautiful. Let 2017 be simply the year you will work hard to love yourself, truly.
Let 2017 be the year you will open your eyes to the richness of life and of people.
The year you will treasure life despite all of its awful parts, depressing moments and horrible situations. The year you will be certain that without all these, life will never be the same and life will never be this great, amazing learning adventure. Without all these, life will definitely be incomplete. Let this year be the year you will cherish the goodness in other people despite their flaws and imperfections. The year you will look deeper, deeper enough to see the goodness in them, the things that are admirable, the things that are out of the kindness of their heart. Let it be the year you will assuredly appreciate them for the times they tried, the times they did their best; the year you will get a grasp of the fact that they are enough even though they fall short of your expectations, they are sufficient even though they can’t fulfill your desires, that they are at their best version and you are just blinded by your expectations to honor it. Let this year be the year you will veritably recognize the things they do for you, the qualities that make them incredible and just love them for who they are.
Let 2017 be the year that you will be compassionate and delicate to everyone you meet.
The year you will completely comprehend that everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. A battle that is altogether hard and painful. The year you have to be mindful on the struggles of other people; that you are not the only person on Earth that is in need of a friend. Let it be the year you will ask “How are you? I hope you’re doing well” instead of expecting and waiting around people to ask how you are. Let this year be the year you will be able to understand that they have needs like you, they have priorities, they have problems; may we understand that our job is to be present, and be there for them instead of always being the one they need to attend to; let us be the ones to attend to them. Let this year be the year you will truly love, love to the point that you will be selfless enough to put the needs of others above yours, for the first time.
Let 2017 be the year you will finally heal.
The year you will rise above every heartache, sorrow and loss. The year you will mend every battle scar and open wound. The year you will gather all the broken pieces of your heart, of your soul, of your life, putting them altogether and bandaging every crack, until it becomes whole again. Let this be the year you will realize that it’s okay to be broken, to cry, to grieve, but it’s not okay to stay like that forever. Let this year be a year of hope, assurances that there will be better days for you, that there is a joy set before you, after all these mourning. That the sun will rise and the storm will cease, and the aftermath will not be as messy as the calamity but it will be beautiful, it will be a glorious. Let this year be the year you will realize that the ruins are magnificent. Let this year be a year of utter healing. Healing over every physical, mental, emotional and spiritual pain and suffering. A year of regaining all the lost strength and courage, a year of admittance – that we are broken, that we need healing. A year of just taking your time to heal, no matter how slow, as long as you are healing. A year you will no longer fake strength; but just be honest with what’s going on inside you. Let this year be the year you will be whole, again.
Let 2017 be the year you will let go and let God.
The year you will let life be what it is designed to be. Let go of every unpleasant thing that has happened before, of every undying plan – and just let it be. Let go of the unshakeable desire to achieve life in perfect detail of how you want it to be and just be able to allow it for what it is.
Let 2017 be the year you will realize that you are created to survive and for a greater purpose.