The Year of Renewed Purpose and Vision 

Grace And Peace Family!

Our vision casting Words for 2023 is Spiritual Vision Acuity:

Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint but blessed is he who keeps the law. Proverbs 29:18

And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:2-3

New Year, New Vision Renewed Purpose?! 

With each New Year comes a new sense of renewal. Renewal of hope, renewal of goals, and renewal of inspiration. It can be difficult to keep in the mindset of actively pursuing hope, goals, and inspiration. So, forget about the “new year, new me” cliche. Our focus needs to be on New Year, New Vision, Renewed Purpose. Everyone desires deeper purpose in their lives. On our first day our ambitions were so grand and our purpose so clear. What happened?

With the start of the new year, many people are looking to refresh and renew their perspectives on life. You have made new resolutions and new goals for the coming months. However, after a few weeks or months of challenges it can be difficult to retain the zeal with which we started this new year. You want to have deeper purpose behind your life, but it’s not easy when faced with the ever-present challenges we face daily.

Why does a Renewed sense of Purpose matter?

Purpose is the driving factor in many of our lives. It brings clarity to our actions and meaning to our efforts. When you have a deeper purpose behind your work it gives you the miraculous ability to overcome obstacles and inspire others to do great things. Purpose is a phenomenal thing to have, but it is not easy to maintain. Purpose must be refreshed, revisited, and renewed often. There is no better time to renew your sense of purpose than at the beginning of the new year!

How can you renew your sense of purpose?

It is easy for people to forget what doing a great job in your role means to those around you. Your family, community, coworkers, colleagues, and community all depend on you. However, it can be easy to forget this when faced with an endless supply of demands, challenges and changes. The simplest way to renew your sense of purpose is to follow something I’ve learned called the Gratitude theory.

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” –

Brian Tracy

What is the Gratitude Theory?

The Gratitude Theory is a small exercise to help you recenter the most important things in your personal and professional life. It helps you to renew your purpose and bring greater fulfillment to your efforts. Complete the small exercise below and reference it when you are facing new challenges.

  1. Write down three things you are grateful of accomplishing. Any three things. Feel free to rejoice as much as possible, this is just for you. When you realize the amazing things, you have accomplished before, it makes achieving other great things seem more attainable. (” I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12-13, ran a half marathon, I bought my first house, I earned a promotion, completed my degree etc))
  2. Write down three things you are thankful for. If everything else fell away, what would you consider as the things that make you smile and feel happy about. When you have things to be thankful for, then daily challenges and nuances have less impact on your emotional wellbeing. (“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south” Psalm 107:1-3 E.G., my friends, my family, my health).
  3. Write down 3 huge goals you have for the next three years. Think really big! When you have something to aim at, you can be assured that your efforts are more focused. Da Vinci said that “man’s fault is not that he aims too high, and he misses; it’s that he aims too low and hits his target.” (“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established Proverbs 16:30; “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty Proverbs 21:5). EG: I’m going to buy my first home, I’m going to increase my savings, I’m going to start a regular exercise plan. 

Your Sister in Christ,

Monica T.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[b] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

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