Top 6 Lessons I learned in 2016

Apparently, 2016 was a hard year for many people! But, we got through it. I'd like to think that means there is still a purpose that each of us needs to fulfill. 

As promised, here are the top 6 lessons I learned in 2016:

1.     The Lord and what He wants for my life MUST be first. Pursuing Him and His ways have to be a priority. Anything I try to do without seeking Him intentionally will fail!

2.     I have to communicate with my husband more effectively. Being that I am such an ambitious person, I tend to start new projects (I even applied for a graduate program… lol) without telling him until the last minute. Because I consider myself to be a Christ follower, and since I am committed to His ways, I have to trust my husband to lead me. Fortunately, Leland isn’t a dictator. He doesn’t try to run me! However, I want us to communicate about everything and I don’t want there to be any surprises.

3.     Everyone isn’t for me! Man… this will be another post. The main point: Some people can’t stand to see you actually doing better for yourself and working on your purpose. Some people just want to see you as miserable as them. They tend to think you're still the same person from years ago.... Nah, man.

4.     I have to make my health a priority. The past few years, I've has some minor health issues. Thank God for help! 

5.     It’s okay to rest. Don’t pay any mind to those people who claim “you can sleep when you die.” Oh, ok… It is CRITICAL for you to rest so you can truly put your best into your purpose and assignments. 

6.     I’m not getting any younger. I have to stop walking in fear and worrying about what others may say and think about what God has called me to. Everyone wont understand and it is really okay. I have to walk confidently in what I have been called to do.

What does intentional living look like here? Dwelling in God’s presence. Allowing Him to fill me up. Doing more things that stir my soul. Spending time with people who celebrate me. 

What about you? How was your 2016? What lessons did you learn? Leave a comment or contact me! I’d love to hear from you!