It’s the start of a new year and instead of mulling around, making resolutions that I probably won’t keep, I’ve decided to scold myself into a brighter future. You know? I mean, come on, hands up if you’ve ever been “skelled lekker” by your mom or an aunty or a school teacher and it actually helped you to make that indelible change. There’s something about a stern talking to that brings about action. So, when I woke up on January 1st 2018, without a cookin’ clue about what I wanted to do in the new year, I knew that I had to bring out my inner “aunty”.
Inner “Aunty Luchae” looked me in the eye (yes, I looked at myself), took me by the shoulders, and said “Luchae Williams… just do the damn thing!” And that was that. Suddenly everything just made sense. You see, the thing about having a spreadsheet brain is that I over analyse every single thing. Simply making a decision and sticking with it takes half a year. No jokes. But not this year. Not this time. No sir. This is the year of doing the thing!
I made a solid vow that there will be no second guessing, no procrastinating and no fearful decision making in 2018. This is a year of boldness, confidence and strategy.
I wasn’t surprised to find that in Christian circles, the year 2018 is said to symbolise new beginnings. I love this so much. You know, we often say that we want to make a change in the new year. We start diets and hobbies and drop relationships and habits and expect things to dramatically morph into something amazing. But it takes so much more than a physical, shallow act or decision to create a permanent change in your life. We try to do it in our own strength, and that’s the problem.
One of my faves, Bill Burns, so eloquently says: “It’s time to forget the past and begin again! The great adventure of 2018 is now beginning, so activate your faith!” I do believe that God’s perfect plan for every single life is a real thing, and not a myth, and if you want to see what God has for you in 2018 all you have to do is ask Him…. activate your faith. So that’s what I’m doing.
I’ve just decided that this year is not going to end the way it started. I mean, I’m not saying that I’m not blessed. Because I am, I really really am. But I want MORE.
2018 and I’m doing the thing! Are you?