We all do them right? New Year Plans. We say all the things we are going to do, and we some times get into the month of March keeping up with what we promised but the craziness of the year, keeps us from fully finishing our plans. What is your plan? What are you promising for this next year? Eating right? Exercising? Working on your finances? Updating your home? Spending more time with family? These are all things I have heard so far from friends.
What are some ways that you can follow through with your plans? How have you stuck them out for the entire year? For myself, I am working on getting more organized. I have started so many things but I have yet to fully finish some of them. I start eating well, but somewhere stress picks up and I start eating what I want again. But how can I eat things I enjoy but also not over indulge? How can I create stamina to begin getting in shape and follow through? If I couldn’t find myself doing it for my wedding, then how can I really motivate myself?
I am reading a book called “Success Principles,” and it’s really helping me to focus on my dreams but more what I was called here to do. Once you figure out your real purpose, things just work themselves out. The worst part of all of this, is that I have figured out my purpose is reshaping children’s lives. That is where I have consistently found myself. I have other aspirations and enjoyment. Baking and cooking, helping women feel beautiful (makeup), but these things are not going to keep me with income. I have realized this. I am not a good business person. I don’t have the ability to draw people in with these things. So I have had to figure out how I can achieve working with kids. I can’t believe this, but I discovered the T.E.A.C.H scholarship and through this I could achieve my bachelor’s (second one) teaching children in Early Education. This would also give me abilities to keep a job even with my son. Teachers are able to get substitutes and keep their jobs. It would help me to pay off student loan debt and also after 20 years give me a decent retirement.
It took me going in the wrong direction for so long. I got off on the wrong track all to find myself back where I knew my heart was back in high school; helping children. Young children. I have the love, I have the patience, and I have the determination to change their lives. I see our future, I see that impacting their life changes our future and world. To those who don’t understand what impacting a child’s life means, I can’t make you understand. The bank account doesn’t benefit but the ability to change a life forever, that is what it’s all about. It takes love, it takes tough love even. That is what God put in my heart. It’s my fault that I haven’t reached that. Nothing else has worked out, because I have not stayed true to what He placed in me.
According to the author in “Success Principles;” when you find your purpose, everything else works itself out and falls into place. I encourage you, no matter your age 15 or 65, find your purpose! That is when your New Year’s plans will finally find themselves working for you. You magically have time to work out, eat right, and you see everything in your life line up and working out. Find your purpose, find your faith restored. Listen, He is guiding you! “Never Give Up!”