Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I have tried in the past to set goals and it has never worked out. Not only do I not meet them, but it also adds undo stress to my life. Being creative with my pottery also gives me peace, but I didn't do very many creative items last year.
I know that I find my joy in making pottery and God has opened many doors for me. My goals weren't met last year as God had other plans for me. I was introduced to China paint on porcelain, which also excites me. I also started taking drum lessons which apparently I am a natural at. I had no idea I would do either of these. They weren't in my goals.
God even impressed on me this fall not to attend our ladies bible study as he'd rather I go out to the world and witness. It is a good study, but its not what God wants for me. He doesn't want me to go to any more religious activities that don't enhance my life. The day after I submitted to God and said I wouldn't go to the study I witnessed to 3 people in as many days. This was confirmation that I did what God wanted.
This morning I was reading Ezekiel 29. God is cutting down Egypt due to their sin, but also in verse 16 it says, never again will Israel be tempted to rely on Egypt. When I read this I realized I relied on setting my goals instead of following God. When I follow God I am content and happy, just like this chick-a dee.
As the old song of the 80's went, Be Happy, Don't Worry. Hopefully this year I'll just follow God and be happy and I'll see where God leads me this new and exciting year.