I have recently read Simple Prayer by Rachel Larkin. In this easy to read book on making prayer a priority in your life, author Rachel talks about themes or words that she focuses on in a given year. These tend to be God given and she finds herself focusing on, praying about and thinking over a particular theme and how it applies to her life for that year. I felt toward the end of 2017 that a word for me this year is wholehearted.
In all that I do this year, I wanted to give it my best effort. I want to be wholeheartedly focused on what 2018 has to offer me – and what I have to offer. I am wholeheartedly working to improve my knowledge and memory of God’s word by reading my bible again in the next 365 days.
I am wholeheartedly working to improve my financial situation by continuing with a regular savings plan that puts away money on a weekly basis. I am wholeheartedly working to improve my work and financial situation by increasing products that I have available for sale to earn residual income. And finally, I am wholeheartedly working on a project that I want to offer for free to benefit others with regards to their finances – and their faith. Stay tuned!
Whether or not you like the idea of working with a theme or word for the year, I wonder if I can set a challenge for you. Why not make 2018 your year for being wholehearted in regard to your finances? Your focus could be on spending less, saving more or budgeting better. Consider it. If you put away $20 a week, you’ll have saved $1000 by the end of the year. (You should have put away $140 by now!). This could be a great starting point for you.