Switch that phone to DND, find a quiet space, grab a journal and pen (if that's your thing), and let’s dive in!
Yesterday we took a look at the past year, and in the process, you may have uncovered some things that have been holding you back from growing spiritually. Whether it’s a relationship you’re hanging onto, hurts you can’t forget, the struggle to spend time in God’s Word or something completely different, there’s one thing we know for sure – the holidays don’t exactly make it easier.
You've got get-togethers, Christmas shopping, family drama, and your new fav show to binge-watch. If you’re not careful, you might miss some of the good that God has for you over the holidays, and head back into January feeling even more drained than before.
Today we're making a plan. Because if God has done anything in your life this year, now is the perfect time for the enemy to derail it. Both stress and #feels can be at an all-time high, and being off your routine makes you a little more vulnerable.
Look up the scriptures next to the points below, then answer the questions following.
How to Crush It When Your Routine is About to Change:
• Prepare to struggle. 1 Corinthians 10:12.
• Make a plan. Proverbs 6:6-8.
• Follow Through. 2 Corinthians 8:11.
• Resist the urge to throw in the towel. Lamentations 3:22-23.
If you mess up, don't just wait until the new year hits and you have a fresh start. Pray and get right back on track. What's more important than making a plan and sticking to it, is choosing to be faithful one moment at a time.
Do you normally begin your day by asking God to lead you and help you? (Pro-Tip: Today is a good day to start!)
List out specific ways that you, with God’s help and the accountability of other Christians, plan to crush this Christmas season. (Pro-Tip: Consider how much time you’ll spend on social media, when and where each day you’ll spend time in God’s Word, what you’ll do to care for the body God gave you, how you’ll communicate boundaries with friends or family.)
Pray: God, Thank you that even when nothing else is steady, you are. Guide me as I make plans and follow-through to honor you this Christmas season, and help me to trust you when things don't go according to my plan.