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.
I oftentimes find myself reaching out, grasping for concrete answers to various problems throughout any given day. As a homeschool mom and blogger I run into conflicts daily, fires that must be put out instantaneously. Because I’m a bit of a planning addict, I find that one of my biggest challenges has been to learn to walk by faith, trusting God to take care of all of my needs and help me put out fires. In fact, if I pray before I start a project I may very well have less fires to put out.
As we begin 2017, I am looking forward to all the many blessings God has in store for His people – myself included. I can’t see what’s ahead of me, but God can. As long as I allow Him to lead me, I know that I will be fine. I am learning to flex my faith muscles!
When there are a billion fires to put out each day, if I’m walking by faith, I will rest more in the Lord’s promises to guide me through tough decisions. I will trust Him to give me practical answers to practical everyday problems. Whether relationships or business, God is on our side, giving us wisdom for handling issues that need to be dealt with.
What I’ve learned in 2016 is that although the Lord always has wonderful things on the horizon for us, life brings its set of challenges that can easily hinder our faith in God if we allow it to. I’ve decided that for the upcoming year, I will keep my eyes steadily gazing forward and I won’t look back. I will keep moving forward, no matter the opposition or challenges I face.
Scripture says “I will lift my eyes to the hills. From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2. I know that if I keep my eyes on the Lord and keep my trust in Him, He will guide me through life for the upcoming year and beyond.
For 2017, I am determined to walk by faith in Him alone, and not by the circumstances that I see. I’m confident that if I only keep my faith in Him, trusting Him to do with my life what I cannot, my life will be all the better. In family, business, finances, and relationships, God has always proven Himself faithful to me. All I have to do is believe and have faith in Him, no matter what I see.
I’m so happy that He cares about every aspect of our lives! We are blessed to serve such a beautiful Saviour that really, truly cares.
Demetria Zinga is a blog and band strategy coach serving mompreneurs, and tech enthusiasts. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, two daughters and a dog named Shaggy. Demetria is the author of Mompreneurs in Heels: A Guide to Passionate, Purposeful Blogging. She also runs two podcasts and blogs, writes music and spends lots of time at coffee shops.
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