HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Alright guys. I have the secret to success in 2017. Wanna hear it!? It’s really a deep secret that only I have access to – which I’m about to share…. Okay jokes. That’s not true at all. In fact, it is simple. But, I PROMISE that it is secret worthy enough that it will actually work.. ok.. here it is.
Whaaaaaat!? No way. Alright so here is some real talk right now. I learned this little “secret” a very long time ago. But because I am such an imperfect human, I always need to go back and re-evaluate myself on this and sometimes, I’m just so far off it’s not even funny. But it is okay! This is why we have a God and our Savior. We are given 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th chances because they LOVE us and want us to be with them. What better time to re-evaluate your relationship with God than in the New Year? It’s a great time to start.
I’ve always been a huge fan of the “New Year, new me” resolutions. Unfortunately (and I am sure I am not the only one haha) I have never been super successful with them. Oh the first week of the year is fantastic! After that… not so much.
My only New Years resolution this year is to put God first. Why? Because that encompasses all other resolutions. Boom! You have a good relationship with God – He helps you improve yourself. Bada bang, bada boom. I have never made this my New Years resolution, but I have seen this work in my life. And let me tell you – it’s pretty dang cool!
Putting God first is the best thing that you can do! My husband and I have seen this definitely in real life… mostly with finances, but with everything! When you worship God, praise Him, pray everyday, read your scriptures, and keep a good relationship, He takes care of you. It’s as simple as that.
We are moving to Idaho in a few short months to continue our education. And uh… yeah we all know that ain’t cheap! We decided when we got married to give it 1 1/2 – 2 years to start our family so that we can be more stable financially. HA! About 9 months into our marriage we both felt like it was time to start our family. After praying about it, we took the plunge and in 10 short weeks our cute little baby will be here!! It’s been a scary ride and I know it will continue to be, but guess what? We are being taken care of. Starting a family was the best thing we could have done and we can’t imagine our lives without this cute little Squirt.
“Alright, Cheyenne. That works for you, but how in the heck is it going to work for me?” I am not here to tell you that this is what you should do. You can live your life as you please. Buuuuut I can tell you that it works! There is definitely more than one way to put God first in your lives. Find your way and stick to it!
While perusing through Facebook like I do every morning, I found one of my favorites – Kristina Kuzmic – truth bombing about her New Year’s resolution. I was like yaaaas! Preach! I am not the most positive person either, but being positive, giving others the benefit of the doubt, having faith that everything is a going to be okay, are all great places to start!! If you want to see the video that Kristina Kuzmic talks about being positive, you can see it here.
So that is the secret my friends!! It’s not much of a secret… but put it to the test. I know without a doubt that God watches out for His children and He wants us to be happy! Trust that and trust Him by putting Him first in all things. He made your personality the way it is for a reason! He loves you and wants you to love you too.
Good luck in the New Year! It will be a fun road together!