Reflecting on the year we have journeyed through has been one of challenges and change.
Change occurs, even when we do all we can to ensure that we continue our path in comfort and routine. Sometimes, the pathway is rocky with pebbles we slip on or stones on which we stub our toe; there may be a large rock that requires help to push out of the way.
As we journey together on life's path, let's help one another by sweeping off, picking up, and removing the stones that people slip on or stub their toes on. We must learn to ask for help when the large rocks cannot be removed by our strength alone.
What are a few practical ideas we can undertake to prepare for the new year?
- Declutter your office. Don't be afraid to work through the paperwork and items in your office and make some tough decisions about what is really needed or what should be relocated to another area of your house.
- Plan and set up your daily/weekly/monthly planner. (I use a color-coded system to assist with key deadlines that must be met).
- digitalize documents that you wish to keep but do not require a paper copy and add them to a specifically named folder.
- Declutter your digital devices. Do you really need 10 photos of one moment, or would 1-2 copies be enough?
Change and challenge will occur in the new year coming. Let's pray and seek the Lord's direction and help. Let us be prepared to step out into a "new thing"!