Monday starts the first week of the new year and it's time we give ourselves a fresh start.
From this point forward, give yourself permission to let go of last year. Pray without ceasing that God will help you to learn from your past, not obsess about it. Pray that He will give you wisdom in this year.
This week we are going to work on our Personal Mission plans, Family Mission plans and Goals. The worksheets are available in the CFHShop but you can also make your own following along here if you prefer.
Beginning with our Family mission plan: sit down with your spouse and map out where you would like your family to be in the next 5, 10, 15 etc years. Pray together and take as much time on this as you need. What verses inspire you? How do you each view God's idea for family? What roles do you see God placing in your lives? How is God speaking to each of you? Include your children in this process and encourage them to all work together moving forward.
From here it would be advisable to each work on your personal goals. Spend time in your Bible and talking with God about his purpose for your life. Then, using your work sheet, list your roles and Bible verses that God has shown you. Expand upon this by thinking about what you want to be known for as a Daughter of the King. In order to achieve this, give yourself a list of 3-5 steps you can take in the near future to be on the right path.
Now for our Goals for the new year: I have always been told that one does not have true success if one is not well rounded. This is a good opportunity to sit down with your spouse to discuss where you would like to achieve this year to keep you on the path to success in your Family Mission. Break down what you each need to work on personally (children can do this too) and spiritually. What can you work together on financially? How can you improve your physical wellness as a family? Are there other areas you need to work on this year to keep moving forward?
Ladies, give yourself time to work on this. Take the whole week to lay a good, stable foundation. Allow yourself to slowly ease into this new year. Do not let yourselves to become overwhelmed by trying to do everything at once.
Next week we will examine another basic homemaking foundation skill!
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