“Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit; we cannot flower and grow without it.” Jess Lair
I asked my prayer partner to pray for me last week as I determined the goals I wanted to accomplish in the upcoming year for my writing ministry. Before she prayed, she asked me a very poignant question: “Have you praised yourself for the goals you accomplished last year?”
What a great question! For many times I begin a new year without first reflecting on what I accomplished with my ministry the previous year, which causes me to criticize myself for what I haven’t accomplished, instead of praising myself for what I’ve done.
But I’m probably not the only one guilty of this. As 2016 came to a close, were you critical of yourself for what you didn’t accomplish as an aspiring Christian writer? Did you forget to praise yourself for what you did accomplish?
If you answered yes to both questions, I encourage you to take a moment to answer the following questions:
1)What goals did I accomplish last year as a Christian writer?
2)Have I praised myself for the goals I accomplished last year?
Nothing’s wrong with celebrating yourself for what you did well last year on your journey to write for publication. So as you reflect on what you accomplished as a Christian writer, don’t forget to shower yourself with a little praise!
Sharing the journey,
Christian writer’s prayer: Thank you God for all you allowed me to accomplish in 2016 as a Christian writer. I look forward to the new opportunities that await me in 2017. Amen.
Writer-to-Writer: Take a moment to praise yourself for three things you accomplished last year as an aspiring Christian writer or author? How did it feel to praise yourself? Share your comments on my blog. I enjoy hearing from you.