This is the year! 2018, the year I have been waiting for, the year I have working toward. I have a lot I want to share about the process of changing. It’s much more than we think. And it’s different for everyone. Some go through and need more, but all have areas that could be better especially if you find yourself in the wilderness stage. It’s a lonely time and although it may feel like nothing is happening, believe me, A Lot is going on that you cannot see.
But what do you do in that stage? Give up? Many people do. If you are alone, divorced, empty nester- you most likely feel what’s the point. Why bother. Nobody is around to share your life with so what’s the point? You have given up and have no real social life. Maybe you go to work and go to church but that’s it. You stopped exercising. You stopped caring how you look. You feel like your life is over. Well, it isn’t. You need a jump start. You need to invest in yourself. You need a change of attitude.
In the past I spoke about the spiritual part to change, but this year I want to go deeper. When we change it affects other parts of our life such as in our health and well-being: foods we eat, water consumption, exercise, skin care, makeup or not, and how we dress. It all matters.
A lot of people know about these things but over time we forget or we stop caring. We can’t find the purpose to take care of our self in the manner of self-respect and loving who we are. That’s the spiritual aspect of change. But there is more.
We may spend a lot of time in our devotionals, which is great, but for many, it stops there. It shouldn’t. And that is what I want to talk about in the coming months. I will continue the lessons on personal and spiritual growth and other levels to change.
I’m not in a hurry to get all this out there. I want to take my time because if you’re doing the work, it will take time. For me, the makeup portion will be fun because I was a makeup artist for many years and I still know enough to talk about and give tips on what is needed, and what is not for your best look and how to go about getting what you need and so forth.
This year I will be sharing more about what I’m going through, have gone through and how I pressed on and did the work- teaching others what I learned so they will gain from my mistakes and from my victories. Lessons we learn should be shared to help others and this year I will do more of that.
I am so excited about this year and hopefully, I can help as many people as God allows. Be open to change. Don’t be scared. It is hard work but it is worth it. You will be amazed at what God has for you if you only believe.
“I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not harm you. “They are plans for your good and not for disaster, to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11