Tuesday, 27 December 2016

My 2017 Experiment

I was just looking over my 2016 commitments to myself. And it's either I am not very committed to myself or I'm not a very serious person. Because, of the 16 things I committed to doing to myself, I only really did two. 

But here's the thing. In 2016, I have achieved some things, climbed some mountains, scored some life goals, celebrated some victories I had no clue I would or could. These things, were clearly not on my list. But that did not stop me from getting them done. Just like writing the other 2016 commitments down didn't make sure I fulfilled them. 

So, in 2017, I'm honestly not doing anything.....separate from what God ordains for me. Because I figure, whether I write it down or not, God will have his way in my life. Especially because almost every single day of my life that's what I ask him to do. "Have your way PapaGod". And looking back on 2016, he truly did. And I'm super grateful. 

Don't get me wrong. I have broad stroke thoughts on what I want to achieve in 2017. I want to grow spiritually (I especially seek to hear God like I hear humans); I want to deepen my relationships with people starting with those I share blood with ( create memories and increase the size of my legacy-empire) ; I want to keep excelling at work not for promotion but to exude GodExcellence; I want to maintain a healthy heart and finally I want to take my writing to a new level that generates an additional stream of income for my family. There! That's it! 

Can I just say that this is somewhat of an experiment and I'm not suggesting anyone do same. In fact, I probably should warn you off this because it would appear that I'm not having any plans for my 2017. That could mean I'm planning to fail. Right? If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. 

*shrugs shoulders*  We shall see. All I know is my 2016 was more spectacular than anything I 'planned' at the end of 2015. 

One thing is for sure and this perhaps is the one commitment I'll make to myself: I will write down every single 'first' or 'goal-like' thing I do or achieve or accomplish by the grace of God in 2017. 

So, let's see how this goes.  On January 1, 2017 I get a brand new Salt jar. Let's see how much good I can put in it over the course of 365 days. 

Wish me luck! Actually, no. Luck is for the superstitious. 

 Wish me 'God's Favour,  Wisdom, Grace and above all, Mercy. 


Be afraid of Salt. I mean to have my jar full of Testimonies by the time you bow out to 2018. 

                             2017 Salt Jars of Life. Empty now.
                                             PTO to 2018
                               (photo courtesy of Google images) 

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