It’s a new year, which means you’ve probably pulled out the journal to write down what you want for 2022. Or at least you’ve posted on social media your new year resolutions, dreams, and plans. This can be a good thing because it’s always wise to have a vision for the future. However, don’t be so focused on your own plans that you miss the purposes God has for you this year.
It’s easy to do–to focus on the things you want to accomplish and miss what God wants for you. But how do you know what God wants for you? Thankfully, God has revealed to us what He already has for us.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Psalm 32:8
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10
by Emily Rico