What would need to happen for 2017 to be the best year ever?

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What would need to happen for 2017 to be the best year ever?

It's a question that a good friend asked me this past weekend over the New Year's holiday. For 2017 to be the best year ever, what would need to happen? And it's been a great thinking topic ever since then as well. A vision board was brought up during the conversation to help visualize exactly what I'm thinking about. And the nurse in me reminded me that it needs to be a SMART goal, you know, measurable and all that.

Depending on how you respond to such a question it could get pretty personal. So for the sake of this being a publically viewed blog I'll keep it a tad more vague. And there's definitely no order to this list...at all.

 

If I could learn to grow moss like they grow it in Karuizawa.

What would need to happen for 2017 to be the best year ever?

 

If friends would passionately start seeking Christ in Japan and deepen their faith from milk to meat.

What would need to happen for 2017 to be the best year ever?

 

If I could keep disciplined eating habits and accomplish the 7-minute Alexa workout skill daily.

What would need to happen for 2017 to be the best year ever

 

If current projects I'm working on would motivate others to get excited, involved and become growing leaders.

What would need to happen for 2017 to be the best year ever

 

 

If I can keep my heart eternally focused by embracing imperfection and reading the bible hard.

wabisabi and imperfection

If good ministry ideas triggered perfect finances and resources.

if good ministry ideas had perfect funding and resources

 

If God brings together deeper relationships with friends and family.

closer relationships with friends and family

 

If I could become fluent in reading, writing, and speaking Japanese. Ha!

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If I could find a quiet, small lot of land and build a little home.

top 10 barn homes one green bicycle

 

If I could cause myself and someone else to laugh out loud every day.

make someone laugh every day

 

If my communication style would perfectly match each person I'm talking with.

communicate well with everyone around me

 

If I could get close to a whale in the wild.

get close to a whale in the wild

 

 

I Peter 1:20-25

"He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; for 'All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.'"

But if not; if none of these things happen, especially the ideas outside of my circle of influence, 2017 can still be the best year ever. Because we remember His promises.