Just Walk It {why I’m not writing a New Year’s post}

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Just Walk It {why I'm not writing a New Year's post} | RaisingArrows.netThis time of year bloggers write New Year’s posts.  They talk about what they are planning for the upcoming year.  They talk about their word of the year.  They “clean house” and move forward.

But this year, you won’t find a New Year’s post on my blog.

Now, don’t think for a moment I don’t like planning and decluttering and organizing and ringing in a new year.  I do!  But, this year God has me in limbo.  I can’t make any plans.

All I can do is walk.

I have been given just a little light on my path.  I walk one step and wait.  I walk another and wait.  I know eventually there will be more light on the path, but even then, it won’t be much.

But it will be enough.

This year, I’d encourage you to just walk it.  Make your plans, but don’t idolize them.  Be purposeful, make changes, clean and declutter, prepare and learn, but don’t get sidetracked by the little stuff along the way or the big picture you can’t see.

Let God be God.  Rest in Him.  Let Him light your path and then walk it.

“€¦for we walk by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7

May your 2014 be filled with faith!

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  1. While I am making goals for the new year (I’m even doing a series on my blog on goal-setting), I really appreciate this: “Make your plans, but don’t idolize them.” We can get so focused on our goals that they become everything to us and we lose perspective. Our goals must be in keeping with God’s plan for our lives. If they’re all about me and God is nowhere in the equation, then we are all about bringing glory to ourselves and not to our Maker. Thanks for that reminder!

    I pray God will continue to bless you & your ministry.


    • Yes! I also think it becomes easy to feel like a failure or to feel “let down” if things don’t go your way with your goals. There again, it is pride, albeit extremely painful to endure. Have a blessed year, Keri!

  2. I’m always planning, but God always steps in and tells me to change my path. I’m encouraged by your post. Thanks for always sharing from your heart and with so much wisdom.

  3. Oh how much I needed the refocus – walking forward, even just one step at a time as long as it is along God’s path, is leading towards the goal, the ultimate goal, the only one that really matters.
    The second week of December, right before my hubby was sent out of state for work for a week, he was offered a position in another state just where we’d love to be. They said January….and we haven’t heard anything else since! I’ve been so frustrated and frazzled and didn’t know what I should be doing right now – school plans for the new year? Packing like a mad woman and finding housing and such? Thanks for the reminder to just continue in walking and resting in his faithfulness.

  4. Walking the same path – His – with you. Our Journey is just a little different, but the plans I keep thinking will come – aren’t. Praying for His wisdom and guidance.

  5. This is so timely and encouraging! I actually started getting anxious the other day, thinking, “I have to have a word for 2014! I have to have a theme!” And right before I read your post I thought, “Why?” I just want to walk with Him and be with Him, know Him more; I want to follow HIS plans for my year, trusting Him and walking by faith. Thanks for this!

  6. I totally love this concept. We all should be prepared to walk to where God tells us to walk at any given moment. I make plans too, but I also know that God will guide me along the way too.

    By the way, I love your boots!! Boots were made for walking, that’s just what they’ll do. (Is that the inspiration for this post?)

  7. hi Amy… I have really enjoyed your blog. I found it while on bed rest this last year. My bed rest started shortly after my new years plans had been hatched for 2013, and right in the middle of a huge undertaking of house renos, new homeschool plans and fancy schedules. It was humbling and eye opening. Today my thoughts were on how much God had done in smoothing out some of my rough spots over this last year. So a smile spread wide across my face when I read this article. Lovely job!!! PS… I do have a sweet little chunky baby sitting here next to me as I type, a nice little gift at the tail end of a rough and unexpected year!

  8. I read a book last year that challenged me to ask God for a single word to meditate on and watch Him fulfill in my life. Last year it was “purpose”. I find myself not done with that word yet so maybe it will be that still…. I have no goals, no firm direction, just the knowledge to keep going and wait on Him at the same time. I’ve had a number of years of healing from being widowed/remarried/etc… and watching for restoration. Still I wonder what my purpose is….. I’m with you. Step… Wait….. Step…. Wait…..

  9. Thank you for this Amy! I’ve been feeling the same way. I have NO IDEA what I’m doing next, just that I want to go deeper and further and draw closer to my Jesus. Bless you as you are obedient to his leading in the coming year!

  10. THANK YOU for this. Feeling in the same place and you encouraged me that it is absolutely ok just put one foot in front of the other. I so needed that!

  11. This is so my heart. Although I have goals this year, I’m not making resolutions or picking a One Word. I want to be fully His, free to go where He leads. Blessings!

  12. I needed to hear this. I am also just able to put one foot in front of the other right now. I must say I have not been doing it with the poise, acceptance and grace that you convey. Instead of being hard on myself and resenting the uncertainties, I will follow your example and trust Him for the things I cannot see or understand.

  13. I love this Amy, the New Year’s Blog Post I wrote was only to encourage people to read their Bible’s each and every day. To me this seems like the best thing we can truly strive for to help us in our “Walk” with the Lord and essentially in our entire life as mothers and wives and friends etc.