It’s 2013!!! We made it to a NEW YEAR…
Can you believe it? I can’t. It seems as though 2012 FLEW by WAYYYYY too fast. But I am not complaining because I now have another chance to make some things right this year that I procrastinated on last year. This year will not only be a New Year for me but a NEW ME too!
Can you say the same? Will there be a NEW YOU in 2013?
Although it is a New Year… are you really a NEW YOU??? The one thing God has been dealing with me about is my thinking and my discipline in the activities that bring me closer to my goals. If you ask those who know me, I am not one to bask in negativity. I am pretty proactive in keeping my inner circle clear of naysayers, critics, haters, pessimists… you get my point. However over the last few months God began showing me that it wasn’t those on the outside I needed to be worried about. It was that voice on the inside I needed silence some days and tell it to SHUT UP! There were days were I was listening more to what my inner voice was telling me I couldn’t do than what God had already spoken and showed me I could do.
Can you relate???
Well if so, as you begin this New Year, don’t forget to inspect the current YOU to make sure you aren’t bringing any of your ‘old ways‘ in to 2013.
It’s time to dump those old habits, which could include that old way of thinking, speaking and doing. It could also include old people, places, and things in your life. You can’t bring the same stinking thinkin into 2013. If you have, then we need to talk. You see, many of us deceive ourselves into thinking the New Year, new day, or new month changes everything but it doesn’t. Just because it’s a New Year doesn’t change the fact that there are some major and or minor changes you need to make to be the person God created you to be. Remember we are all works in progress.
It is time for you to get out of your own way and embrace your fears and anything else standing in the way of you walking boldly in purpose. (You may also need to get out of God’s way too! – that’s another conversation)
Why? Because 2013 is the year to go from feeling stuck to growing in the place you’ve been planted. You thought you were stuck but God had you right where He wanted you. Just know that chaos and crisis always precede purpose and promise.
For the past 3 or 4 years I couldn’t understand why what I wanted never manifested how I wanted it to. But after noticing a pattern, God had me right where he wanted me.
Think about your life.
It may not have made sense then and heck it may not make sense now but you know that God has been up to something. I can’t say that I’ve always enjoyed how God goes about teaching me a lesson but what I can say is that I’m so much better afterwards. So on this new day in this New Year, if you haven’t already done so, take some time to think about the changes in your life you KNOW without a shadow of a doubt you need to make but have been resisting.
Think about how God has been pushing you to be bold, be different and be intentional. Think about how he has been pushing you to challenge the status quo. Think about how he has separated and isolated you from some people, places, and things and then I want you to say THANK YOU!
It’s time we started saying thank you for EVERYTHING. In ALL things give thanks. No matter what, you still have something to be thankful for. Once you’ve taken stock of those changes that you rejected, ran from, or just acted like didn’t exist, acknowledge them. Write them down and then ask God to show what you need to learn from those changes. There is purpose in everything God does. All you have to do seek him and in time what you are seeking will be revealed. Once you’ve done that, you are on your way to becoming an even better or NEW YOU. Remember there’s no point in celebrating a New Year with new goals if you are going to approach it with the same old mind, same old thinking, and same ole perspective. Heck, you may even need to think about changing certain people, places, and any other things that shouldn’t have come with you into 2013. LET THEM GO! Your NEW YOU or the YOU you’ve always know you could be is waiting for you to take the first step.
Acknowledge your current place in life. Assess the damage. Assess the successes. Assess where you are, how you got there and be content with the progress you’ve made. What progress have you made? What daily changes do you need to make? What’s the first step to making those changes? Take the first step… no matter how small. Your NEW YOU or the YOU you’ve always know you could be is waiting for you to take that first step.
Be Bold. Be Different. Be intentional.
Challenge the Status Quo by Living Life IN & ON Purpose.
If you are stuck on how to make the most of where you are now or are having issues really identifying why you are ‘there‘, let’s schedule your complimentary get acquainted coaching session.
Until next time…
Detra M. Trueheart,
Your Life Empowerment Coach
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Detra M. Trueheart is a Speaker, Life Coach, and Consultant. Her company, TrueheartSpeaks Enterprises, is dedicated to helping women, girls and leaders challenge the status the quo by living life IN purpose ON purpose. Learn how Detra can help you create a life that is beyond the limitations and expectations of society and those around you, visit http://www.trueheartspeaks.com.