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As I scrolled through social media the past few weeks, it had me feeling like I was behind or better yet, like a “failure.” Why do you ask? Well, let me let you in on a little secret…here it was days away from a fresh, new year and I had nothing planned out yet. I would see all of these posts and memes say things like “if you haven’t planned yet for 2018, then you’ve already lost” or “I have my entire 2018 life and business planned already, what about you?” Ugh these posts irritated my entire soul. Now I’m all for a good planning session, but for some reason I just wasn’t feeling it this time around. I started to ask myself “girl what’s wrong with you?” and making myself feel guilty because I didn’t have everything figured out for the new year.

But then I had a lightbulb moment.

I realized that it was OK if I didn’t have my life and business mapped out. I thought about how I am supposed to be allowing God to order my footsteps and give me direction on what I should be doing. My plans should not be my own. This had me relieved; I’m not at all behind just because so-and-so on the internet said so. I have time. Time to listen and hear from God. Time to allow myself to live in the moment. Time to learn as I go.

I have time. Time to listen and hear from God. Time to allow myself to live in the moment. Time to learn as I go. Click To Tweet

The beauty of life is this — we can plan and plan until we’re blue in the face, but 10 times out of 10, life is gonna happen. Things are gonna transpire over the year that will shift the trajectory of everything you thought was supposed to happen for you.

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t have any goals or plans in place because that would be foolish. I’m just saying to give yourself permission to figure some things out as you go. Seek God and ask Him to reveal to you what He wants you to pursue and what your purpose is in this very moment in time. You’ll be fine if you don’t have it all figured out today, tomorrow, or even next month. Just trust that everything will work out and blessings will pour into your life. Have faith as you travel down the path that was meant for you. We can’t look at what everyone else is doing as a measurement of how successful we are because the road is different for each and everyone of us. That’s what makes your journey so special…no one else can live it out.

You’ll be fine if you don’t have it all figured out today, tomorrow, or even next month. Click To Tweet

For the past few months, I have been declaring that this year will be different for me because of one thing and one thing only. I’ve had a bad habit of letting time pass me by without really getting anything accomplished. I’ve been a procrastinator for as long as I can remember (as a child my father would help me with projects the morning they were due). And I don’t want to continue leading that life. I want to do what I intend to, regardless of what the enemy tries to throw my way (self-doubt, fear, anxiety). So because of this….

This year is the year of EXECUTION for me.

I will execute on everything that I intend to. No longer will I sit on the sidelines hoping and wishing for things to happen. I will be confident and fearless. I will shamelessly promote myself in every way. I will be happy and emotionally stable. I will be open to receive whatever it is that God has in store for me. 2018 will be my year! I’ve said this in the past yeah, lol but this time just feels different. The changes and growth that I’ve experienced over the past few months is CRAZYYYYYYY. I’ve had transformational mindset shifts and I know for a fact that this year is gonna be like no other that I’ve ever had as a result. I’m ready to embark on this journey!

By the end of 2018, the following sentences will describe my life:

  • I am BOLD and CONFIDENT in all that I do.
  • I am truly BLESSED, above and beyond.
  • God is in control of EVERYTHING in my life.
  • I treat myself with LOVE and RESPECT.
  • I am an EXECUTOR!
This is the year of E X E C U T I O N. Click To Tweet

Thank you God for getting me this far. I’m ready to embark on this journey that you have for me. I’m grateful that you have it all figured out so that I don’t have to. I trust in you wholeheartedly to direct my path and order my footsteps. I just have to stay FAITHFUL!

Here’s to your best year yet, simply because you decided to let go of the standards and pressures of this world and listen to what God has already promised for you.

Now let’s talk about it. Have you ever felt pressured to “having it all figured out” by a certain time? Why do we put these extreme deadlines on ourselves, only to be stressed out over everything? Sound off in the comments, I wanna hear from you!

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