At the International Christian Mompreneur Network, we’re not making New Year’s Resolutions. We’re choosing a scripture verse to guide us through the year instead. We’re selecting a verse that speaks to our hearts and offers support, hope or motivation for us to live out the following year with purpose and direction. The following is part of a series of posts featuring members of the International Christian Mompreneur Network sharing their scripture verse of the year. We pray these posts will inspire and encourage you to select a scripture verse to guide you through the year as well.
Verse of the Year 2015 by Kelly Garrett
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
I started a new tradition this year with my family. On New Year’s Day, my husband and I sat down and worked on divinely inspired goals for the year. Using Theresa’s worksheet as a guide, we wrote ourselves letters from God telling us what He had in store for the year.
As I was writing my letter, this verse came to mind. God was telling me that I needed to stop worrying about the little details that I stress over. I needed to relax and know that He has it taken care of for me. More specifically, I have been worrying a lot lately about some important decisions I need to make in my business and was lacking the confidence to make them. God was telling me that I need not worry. I already have all of the tools and knowledge I need to make these decisions, but I am getting in my own way by second-guessing myself. I need to trust in Him and give my burdens to Him. He will handle the rest. This is something that I, as a detail-oriented person struggle with. Sometimes I don’t even realize I am trying too hard to hold on to things and fail to see the stress and anxiety it’s causing in my life. That’s when I hear a gentle nudge from God, telling me to give Him my worries. [Read more…]