Let’s Be Joyful

Let’s Be Joyful

2016 is here! Every year I take on a mentality or a special verse to mold my year around because I want to live it more purposefully. Last year I had Jeremiah 29:11 because I knew I just had to trust God with my life in a year full of changes. So for this year I decided that I’m going to live joyfully.

I must confess, I am pretty passive aggressive and get annoyed quite easily, so the reason I choose to live joyfully is to just enjoy life and let things flow instead of holding things that make me bitter. It’s pretty hard to admit because I would love to say that my weakness is giving too much to people and I was wearing myself thing for others. But my face looks like this most of the time —> 

So that’s what I want to change. I feel like my default emotion is either annoyance, apathy, or straight out anger. My friend Gema wrote a great post about controlling emotions so that’s what I’m going to do. I don’t know what the rest of the year will bring and I know there will most likely be trials but I’m not going to let them define how I react. God brings a joy to my life and I should be joyful because of the trust I have in Him.

1 Timothy 6:8 gets me and it says, “So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.” I should be able to just be happy with the minimum and situations can come and pass but I should be able to look forward and see what’s most important. Also, I don’t mean that I’m going to be crazy happy all the time, I just want to have a joyful peace in the way I carry myself and trust that God is always there.

So 2016, come at me, I will be laughing all the way. Not really, but you get me, right?

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Do you have a verse or a phrase for the new year? Is it prophetic or more of a mentality you need to embrace? Let me know! Let’s encourage each other this year. Join me in living joyfully and living a good life!

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  • I just wrote my post on the my verse too! But, it goes live Monday hahaha. I was super surprised to see my name on this, and thank you!.

    I love your new intention to live with Joy. Happiness depends on our circumstances. But, joy comes from the Lord. I am sure you will be able to live with joy this year because you will have Him by your side.

    P.S. Thanks for admitting you are passive-aggressive, awareness is key 😉 Praying for you!

  • This is such a great motivation to have! This year, I am choosing to live intentionally and authentically and I challenge myself to be the change I want to see in life!