the new years resolution.

the new years resolution.

when i think about new years resolutions my mind goes one million places all at once – from being more fit and skinnier (duh) to traveling more places to making new friends to trying new things etc.


but then i’m always snapped back by one thing i heard in church a few years ago that has stuck with me since…


it was the last sunday of 2014


the pastor said that goals are good – but in a year from now none of the goals you’ve accomplished will matter if you’re relationship with Jesus hasn’t changed.¬†


that made me think…..


i’d never really thought of that being my new years goal – to grow closer with Jesus – which is sad because it’s definitely the most important and quite frankly the only one that matters.


in january the gym is flooded – but how cool would that be if the church was flooded. and instead of the gym getting less and less crowed every time you went (bc people loose sight of their goals and get lazy) the church was more packed every sunday. and you could contribute to that.


goals  are good and push us to grow within ourselves, but how sad would it be if on january 1st 2017 we were skinner, with a larger friend group but had taken no steps forward in our relationship with Jesus and in the communities around us?


so i encourage you to keep your focus on the real goal – for the betterment of his kingdom. one day you’re gonna be in front of him.


my goal is that he will say “well done my GOOD and FAITHFUL SERVANT”

& this starts today. now. so GO.

  • LC

    January 22, 2016 at 11:47 am Reply


  • Anna

    January 22, 2016 at 11:50 am Reply

    This is beyond amazing!! This is my New Years resalution as well! Thank you for this!!!!

  • Anonymous

    January 22, 2016 at 11:55 am Reply

    chills this is so great

  • Sarah Summitt

    January 22, 2016 at 11:57 am Reply

    First of all I want to say that I think you are such a beautiful person. And this post was EXACTLY what I needed to hear today. I’m so glad I found your blog and just this one post has already changed my attitude about my service to the Lord and being a servant and being as selfless as I can. I have definitely been struggling with being very selfish and unforgiving lately but this has really opened my eye and reminded me to be a good servant and sharing God’s love with everybody. Xoxo

  • jo

    January 22, 2016 at 12:34 pm Reply

    wow i love this

  • Blakely Huff

    January 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm Reply

    Wow. This is good. God is looking down and just smiling

  • Ashley

    January 22, 2016 at 7:48 pm Reply

    Hi I totally agree with everything you are saying and I want get more intouch with God and more involved with my church. But I have been struggling to find my way to him, and I was wondering if you could give me some advice about how you found your way. I’m currently a junior from New Jersey, looking at colleges and going through all the normal challenges of this year like acts,gpas and college apps. But to be completely honest I think I’m only trying so hard so I can gain not only the acceptance of my family but God as well. Pepperdine University has been my dream since I could remember, that school has everything I’m looking for and hopefully help me get more in touch with God; but if you have any suggestions on what you think would help me I would love to listen.
    thanks xoxo

  • Amelia Veal

    January 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm Reply

    love love love your posts!! (& ur awesome instagram) thank you for inspiring me and so many other ppl!! hope to read another one soon

  • alli

    January 24, 2016 at 10:30 am Reply

    this is great girl u go

  • GJ

    February 16, 2016 at 12:30 am Reply

    this is GOLDEN !!! keep it up girl, because you not only make Jesus smile, but everyone else too. praying for you :)))

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