When we carry our freedom within, we're then able to share that with others. It's especially important to keep our faith and freedom at the center of our families. Parenting has its challenges, but when God is always our focus, we're able to demonstrate His love to impact our children's lives.
Being ourselves seems so simple, but it is very hard when we do not know what makes us….us. In the past it was hard for me to be myself until I learned who I truly am in Christ. I know that it sounds strange, but we have to learn who God says we are so we can be the best versions of ourselves.
Often times we view forgiveness as a daunting task and associate many negatives emotions with it. Although forgiveness may not be easy, with Christ, it's possible. Forgiveness is a choice we have to make, and it's important to understand that when we choose to forgive, we are only more equipped to share that experience and offer wisdom to someone else who might be seeking that truth.
Goals help us focus and have vision for the future. But a good goal is also one that is "SMART." The goals you set, in order for them to be successful, need to have some key components!
Taking some time to intentionally seek the Lord in prayer regarding the year ahead positions us to move into 2017 with vision, focus and clarity!