Of course, that can happen. A lot of what happens, though, depends on ourselves.
Are we willing to do the tough work of what is required to make things go smoother?
Do we have the mind-set, the thankfulness needed, to have an attitude that will appreciate whatever joys come our way?
As for myself, I want to be honest with my goals. So many times, I've built up a picture of what can happen with totally unrealistic expectations.
I believe it is a lingering case of supermom wanna-be desires influencing me to think I can do it all.
After much thought and prayer, I've come to the conclusion to embrace this one word in 2017:
I want to "do less and be more." (Okay, my one word is really a phrase. *smile)
All my activity in the past has mostly produced stress.
Last year's word, rest, was totally a challenge for me; and a goal I did not reach, though I certainly became more mindful of rest. This year's goal ties in closely but goes a step further.
Do less. Spend less. Eat less. Fret less. Strive less
Be more. Be more trusting. Be more satisfied with what you have. Be more inventive, using my time wisely so there might be more time. Be more in love with Jesus. Spend more time in His Word.
In that white space of time saved from not doing, will I then be more focused on Him and trusting Him more in every area of my life?
I'm not going to lie. Doing less will be so so difficult for me, a person who feels her worth can be measured by productivity.
I'm reminding myself I'm on a Journey Home. Along the way, there is much to learn. Learning about doing less and being more is on the next lap of my race.
What is your one word for 2017, your focus for the next stage of your Journey? I'd love to hear all about it!
I'm sharing this post at Crystal Twaddell's #FreshMarketFriday and at Janis Cox's last Word of God Speak linkup. (See! Already changes are happening for 2017! Janis, I wish you well and can't wait to see where God takes you.)