It’s 5:46am and I’m currently snuggled up on the coach with the fire going and listening to our percolator brew my coffee. Have you ever tried coffee from a percolator? It’s the best. The coffee gets super hot and it’s so smooth tasting. Plus it kinda has an old-fashioned charm to it. We love it. Anyway as I’m sitting here, I keep thinking about what I want for 2022. I usually obsess over goals and resolutions in January, but this year just feels different. I’m focused more on perspective. On attitude. On ways of thinking.
I was reading my Bible the other day and I came across this verse:
“Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord;
point out the right road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.”
THIS is my 2022 focus. THIS is my mindset for the year ahead. No big, fancy goals for me this year. Instead I simply want to walk in the path God has for me, whatever that is. I want to be the woman God wants me to be. I want to put my hope and trust in the One and Only. I want to wake up every day with the assurance and confidence that God has me doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing with my life. I want to live with courage and joy.
Over the last couple years my faith has become my passion. Thanks to a crippling bout of anxiety in 2019 and 2020, I drew closer to God than ever before. I was desperate for God to help me during that season, which changed me in a lot of ways. I never want to re-live those experiences (I wouldn’t wish anxiety on anyone), but I am very grateful for what I went through because without that, I’m not sure I’d be so in love with God like I am today.
For me, 2021 was a year of transformation. I found myself truly living again–trying new things, facing my fears, putting myself in uncomfortable situations, traveling, and trusting God every step of the way. The year had a certain kind of Holy-Spirit-magic to it, for lack of a better word. And I’m desperate to hold onto that magic in 2022. I want to keep my mindset in that sweet spot!
I hope you feel inspired and motivated to take on this new year and make it something magical. Cheers to 2022 my friends!