As the busiest season of the year descends on me, I am determined to be intentional about my priorities. So, I am going to declare my priorities, my “yes”-es for this season.
I’ve discovered that merely welcoming “yes”-es often doesn’t help me make them my reality. I have to say “no” to those ways of thinking that take up too much room in my heart.
Hello Joy, Goodbye Perfectionism. I will find JOY in my gift giving. I am going to walk away from perfectionism that drives me to angst and stress about finding the perfect gift. I am going to let go of the impossible dream that the receiver will treasure my gift for all of time. I am not going to worry that the gift costs too much, too little or doesn’t look absolutely beautiful. And I’m not going to try to use the gift to make the receiver think I’m the best gift giver in the world.
Hello Contentment, Goodbye Comparison. I am going to be content with however God speaks to me in this season. I am not going to compare my encouter(s) with God this Thanksgiving and Christmas season with anyone else’s, wondering if I worshiped correctly or if maybe God had less to say to me.
Hello Generosity, Goodbye Greed. I am going to be giving, not holding back in blessing another person. I will not allow “frugality”, “stewardship” and other words I’ve used to pretty up stinginess to stop me from giving.
What will you say Hello and Goodbye to in the next few weeks?