I choose to Declutter!

Jan 1, 2019

Oh gosh, I feel as though just yesterday we entered 2018 with a bang, and here we are, just hours into 2019. Happy New Year, my friend! If you have been following me on social media, you know that I took a break from blogging - I actually posted about it a few months ago (check it out here). I needed some time to regroup and relaunch because I didn't feel like my blog was going the route that I wanted it to go. I was blogging, yes, but I was sort of just trying to keep up with some of the blogs I follow on different blogging groups. My heart wasn't in anymore. So I decided to stop for while so that I could encounter God and experience His guidance in this ministry.

Last year, my focus was Happiness. How did that go, you ask?

The first 8 months went great. I really did focus on being happy no matter what. I definitely went through some things but I always remained positive and reminded myself that my circumstance did not determine my happiness - I determined it. But the last four months really took a toll on me. I experienced change. And we all know that change is often times hard to deal with and accept. It took about 2 months for me to accept the changes occurring in my life. I was angry. I let my circumstances take out the worst in me, until one day, I had an encounter with God. In that moment of that encounter, the people around me prayed for healing over me, they prayed for a new mind and a new heart. And today, I can honestly say that God was the midst of those changes and I'm thankful, because I know He is taking me to new levels and I'm ready for what He has for me and my family.

D E C L U T T E R .

Google defines declutter as the removal of unnecessary items from an untidy or overcrowded place. I won't be decluttering anything materially, but I am determined to declutter and remove everything that does not belong in my heart, in my mind, and in my life. Sometimes we are so wrapped up on the things that are going on around us and we are so overwhelmed with keeping up with the people we are close , and we tend to push God to the side. It happens to all of us. But I want to bounce back from that this year.

In 2019, I will be focusing on decluttering and getting closer to God because my life doesn't depend on being surrounded by a bunch of people, no. My life depends solely on God. He is the giver of my life and my salvation and I don't want to lose either because I put my focus on something or someone that could not give me what He could give me.

Do you have a word for 2019? Share your word with me down in the comments, and let me know why you chose to focus on that word this year!

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