Maybe you’re feeling it too? The end of the year scramble and the pending excitement of the holidays, yet also the fear that this time will be leaving us way too fast?
Lately my heart has been pressed to make sure I treat this holiday season differently. To really take the time to focus on the things that really matter so that I’m not left with regret on NYE. The should haves. The wish i’s. Making the 36 days left of 2015 full of LIFE not stress.
So, I’m preaching these words to my whole being. Because I need this message too. So I am repeating these simple reminders to my heart daily.
Friends, as we approach the holidays, let’s not get caught up in the high of buying deals that are short lived. The high of over indulging on every dessert in sight.
Now I am NOT saying don’t buy anything this Black Friday or eat any pie (I have my eye on a couple of great deals & special treats) just check yourself before. I recently heard a sermon about how our typical distraction is often where we are enslaved (Oh hello Online Shopping, Comparison and chocolate). So, you may need to get off the internet and get your eyes on Jesus first. And just make sure your heart is in the right place before you swipe that card, have that 4th piece of pie. Again preaching to myself here the most.
So let’s get real (looking at you, Gina) about addressing the hole in your heart that is maybe just craving rest or companionship.Things will never fill you up. Instead of trying to shove something in that will never fit, let’s instead get intentional about the holidays.
So who wants to band together and prepare and plan the best we can, then hand it all over to the one who has the best made plans? Will you join me? I would love to hear how you are encouraging and intentional holiday season. ______________________________________________________________
There are still a few spots in my class over at The Influence Network called “Planning an Intentional Holiday Season” happening next Wednesday, December 2nd at 9PM EST. This will be a live hands on class where we take time to really plan, pray and prepare to have an intentional holiday season this year. Choosing to lessen the stress by preplanning and championing the family, friends and traditions that really matter!
You can check out all of the details and signup here. I would love to have you!
Beautiful lettering above by Holly Holt.