Today, I’m taking a break a break from fruits of the spirit. I thought it would help to share my personal goals with you for 2018. These 5 things I goals wrote to inspire you to create your own. I really hope you enjoy them.
Find someone worth marrying.
There are a few guys that have expressed their interest. Even though I’m not desperate, it would be nice to share my happiness with someone. I know for sure a special man is out there.
To have success for this blog by helping others.
I’m not going to lie, writing for this blog is hard work. It is so rewarding to have reached 6,000 people. Jesus is amazing; the world needs to know that. If I can do my little bitty part, I will be satisfied.
Explore the world more.
I live in the United States. The only place I’ve been is to the Bahamas. It would be nice to travel to see different cultures. Expanding my perception of life would be perfect.
Be wiser with my money
Lately, my financial life has been crazy. Having financial freedom is my goal. Right now, I need to think about the bigger picture rather than what I want to do. [Need vs want — 2 totally different things.]
Take Better care of myself.
Everyone says – “be sure to give to others. Don’t forget the needs of people.” The truth we all need to face is: we can’t help anyone until we cater to our needs first. What can we do without our holistic health? Going to the gym, eating right, socializing, going to church, spending time with family, etc. are just as important as giving back.
So these are a list of my goals for 2018. I will keep you updated on the process. If you have things you want to accomplish, write them down and ask God to help fulfill those needs. God bless and I will talk to you Tuesday.
❤ Remote Chrisitan
A person’s heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.
When I got back from the gym last night, I looked at my schedule.
“Oh my gosh – I set myself up to burn out.”
Truth is, I want to meet someone worth having a marriage with. With small groups, working and other activities – I wouldn’t have time to give a potential partner.
So for a partner I don’t even have [yet], I sat down and organized my entire schedule.
And that is where you all come in.
Instead of going for a Monday / Wednesday / Friday schedule, I’m switching gears.
To free up my schedule it will be Tuesday / Thursday / and Saturday.
I’m still very passionate about my blog – so the content will still be great quality.
Thank you so much for understanding.
❤ Remote Christian
22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord, 23 because the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the body. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives are to submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her Ephesians 5:22-25
Yesterday I got off work and rushed to work for production at my church. After running up the stairs, I was huffing and puffing.
Once we closed out, my pastor and production leader made it clear about a few things.
Right now we are in 21 days of prayer. Please take the time out to be in the presence of God. You are not obligated to be here. This is just another form of worship.
Working hard without the will of God is like riding a bicycle without the chain. You can pedal as fast as you want – but you need the chain to go somewhere.
In that moment I was like “I think he’s talking to me.”
My family has taught me to have a strong ethic and strive for excellence. Sometimes I forget to actually be in the moment. Without God what have I really accomplished in life? How far can I go? I don’t want the success and then realize it doesn’t mean anything because my spirit is not right.
So please take my experience as a note : work hard while honoring God.
26 For what will it benefit someone if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will anyone give in exchange for his life? Matthew 16:26
Opening up to people can be scary. Insecurities and anxiety creeps up and backing out seems like that easiest solution.
For the past 5 months – I’ve been working on this.
First I started off with having positive females in my life. Getting cake with the girls every Thursday was rewarding. Chit chatting and being understood gave me the courage to try at life. The simple things made me feel so comfortable as a woman.
I’m sharing my story to suggest : let people in. Not everyone is going to be kind and cool. You can at least try. If someone shows they are cruel – walk away. But I know for a fact someone will accept and love the awesome person you are.
I don’t have all the answers in life but I do know when you are being authentic and jolly – you will find your place in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment.So the one who fears is not complete in love. 19 We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4: 18-19
I was having the best dream – when suddenly a great thought popped into my head. There’s this song by Andy Mineo called “Fools Gold”. The verse that kept playing in my head was : “I know it look nice, but that’s a rip off – for that price.”
The night before I was writing in my journal. I came to terms that maybe I was being too superficial about certain things. I have patterns of falling in love with chasing a vision – when there is so much more to life.
How often do we think about nice things that will make us better people? That if we just had a bit more at this specific time – everything will be better.
The songs right – we should seek something real. God’s everlasting love is the only thing that can fulfill us.
Don’t get me wrong it is nice to have nice things – but when it hinders our spirit and wanting to be closer to our creator, it become unhealthy.
In conclusion : time to get back to the basics and enjoying life.
During a conversation with my dad, my sister jets in the house “I’m so sorry I hit your car.” Everyone runs to the yard to see a big dent on my car. As shocking as it was, my first reaction was to stay calm and silent. “I’ll call the insurance company!” She shouted as she sprinted to her phone.
After wondering if the car still opened I wondered “does this car define me? Is getting angry worth upsetting my sister even more?” Clearly she already felt guilty, was it really the right time to fuel the fire?
In that instant I just walked away. I got in the car checked if it would start. It did – I could get back home. Once we got off the phone with insurance, I said this to my sister:
“I don’t want you to feel bad. The important thing is the car is working. Of course it won’t be as pretty but I’m glad we’re both ok”
She replied : “I’m willing to take blame for this. I’m willing for my insurance to go up so you can get your car fixed.”
It would have been so easy for me to get upset and yell at her mistake. To point out her flaws and analyze every detail of the car. If I did all of that, what would have been the point of Christmas? It is not about material things – the holiday is to glorify Jesus.
So many times Jesus forgave us for our shortcomings – we should be able to do the same for our neighbor. As a Christian, I must treat other’s how I want to be treated. With compassion and empathy. Yes the dent is there – but I would never want to leave a negative mark on a family member. Remember – Jesus is the reason for the season. Let’s live like him.