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We’ve all heard the phrase “New year, New Me” about one thousand times. But here’s the deal, we don’t really need a new “us.” Why? Because we start things and don’t finish them. We make New Year’s resolutions and forget what they are by February. When the pressure is on us to fix us, we’re fail every time, right? What we’ve been doing isn’t working!
That’s why we don’t need a “new me,” we need a new strategy.
Here’s what I’ve been doing each new year and I’m tossing this plan in the trash. I’ve been adding things onto my life thinking these new additions will make my life more fulfilling, that I’ll even experience greater growth in my walk with Christ.
More healthy food and exercise…
More quiet time with God…
Achieve more goals…
Make more money…
More date nights with my husband…
Be more intentional with my kids…
Gosh, just thinking of “more” makes my chest start to tighten. Is it doing that to you too? Because I know I need “more” of these things but life already feels full to the brim. If I throw on “more” I’m going to explode. I can’t handle more. I need less.
And that is exactly how do we do more of what we know God is calling us into next year….
We do less. A lot less of what God isn’t calling us to.
Listen “my mama didn’t raise no quitter” either. So, it may feel a bit backwards to start off the new year by not adding in something or letting a few things go but I promise, it’s the only way forward into the future with confidence and clarity as parents, students, employees, spouses, church members and just simple humans.
New year, new strategy. We’re not going to begin anything until we quit some stuff. This January, in our New Year, New Strategy ebook and over on the Miracle in the Mess podcast, we’re going to get rid of these 8 things:
-Complicating Our Callings
-Letting Fear Hold us Back
-ABC Faith (I’ll explain)
-Thinking “No” Always Means “No”
-Someone Else’s Armor
-Rule Following Over Jesus Following
It’s time to quit so we can start stepping freely into our God-given callings. You with me? Let’s dive in.
Kaley Rivera Thompson is an author, copywriter, Bible teacher, speaker, and worship leader. When she's not championing other women, cheering on the rising generation, writing or playing her guitar, Kaley loves to sip strong coffee, go on hikes, or take a day trip to the mountains with her family. She takes the most pride in being a mom to three little girls, Lina, Lili and Ceci. You can follow her on instagram at @kriverathompson or find out more on her website at kriverathompson.com.