by Sandra Allen Lovelace   @SandraALovelace   #WallflowerWomen #TimetobeYOU!

Mid-January and folks are already talking about their failed resolutions. If that’s you, and you’re feeling down, I’ve got good news. Not keeping up doesn’t necessarily make you a failure. Letting go may actually signal progress toward success.

Let’s face it, when we look across our activities and relationships they either move us along or try to divert us from the path God has laid out for us. We likely only catch that awareness from time to time when we go through our interactions with this fallen world. “It’s all good.” “I can’t take it.”

How often do we pause and review the influences pressing for control?
When have we been willing to minimize or delete what pulls us away from our design, and welcome or maximize what feeds our purpose?

If you’re as powerfully affected by the fast pace of our world as I am, you too get lost in the blur. Let me share the fresh perspective I’ve been learning. These key elements, expressed as prayers, are driven by who I want to BE as I make my way through this new year.

Be Aware
Father, alert me to the reality of what I’m doing and who I’m interacting with. Show me whether their impact is healthy or destructive for Your plans for me. Holy Spirit, lead and equip me in deciding what to let go and what to embrace and enhance in my desire to live a holy life. Amen.

Be Grateful
Lord Jesus, allow me to release the tasks and connections You know are not profitable or fruitful to Your call, especially those that will delay or disrupt. Holy Spirit, keep me from grasping for what You take away, and fill me with thankfulness for all You bring. Amen.

A video by my friend Tasha M. Scott prompted this train of thought. I’ve already been seeing specific results of these two simple factors of who I want to BE. No, every day is not a birthday party or lavish vacation. But my confidence and  peace are increasing with a clearer vision of what’s ahead through God’s affirming presence.

Hop over and hear Tasha’s explanation of The Gift of Good-bye.
Let us both know what you think.


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  1. Dear Sandy,

    Thank you for the encouragement. I am doing great just really busy. But i thank God that I am able to be busy. Glad to hear that you are doing good as well. Did you receive the draft as yet?

    In Christ name,
    Your friend,

    1. Thank you for your comment, Ludivine. I too thank God that you can be as active as you are.
      No. I’m sad to say the draft never reached me. 🙁
      I miss seeing you, Friend. =8-D

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