Better Than New Year’s Resolutions: Dear Future Self
I’m not a New Year’s Resolutions person. I tend to set them and fail at them by March. So this year, I decided, instead, to pray through and set a vision for myself of the person I want to be and the things I want to do in the New Year by writing a letter to my future self.
I considered doing a vision board, but I have so many projects I’m juggling at once that finding and cutting out pictures and words, and putting them on poster board just doesn’t seem like the best use of my time. So I created a “vision letter.” I recommend that you do the same!
New Year’s Vision Letter
Here’s a template that I created based on the letter I wrote to myself:
January 1, 2020
Dear [Your Name Here],
Girl, you killed it this past year! Glory to God! 🙌🏽
In 2019 you _______. I’m so proud of how you __________. The most important people in your life have said ________________. Your relationship with God is ______________. You took the time to ________________. You experienced ______________.
You are one step closer to _____________. You became _____________. I knew you could do it with God’s help!
Happy New Year!
[Your Name Here]
I originally shared this template on Instagram and a friend of mine asked me to create a PDF copy so it’s linked here (instant download, no opt-in required) or you can click the image below! Shameless plug: Be sure to follow me on IG if you don’t already! I do weekly LIVE video Bible studies every Thursday at 9pm EST. Plus, I have a crazy exciting, super amazing announcement coming up that will help you make this new year the best yet. You don’t want to miss it!
A word of caution: Notice that I didn’t share my actual letter. That’s because I think it’s wise to be protective over my dreams and keep them private while they are still in their “conception” stage. Naturally, I suggest that you keep your letter private as well. Allow God to cultivate your dreams in the safety of His presence. In other words, spend time wth Him, talking through what to put in your letter and protect the dreams that He gives you. You need all of the courage you can muster to fulfill this vision — don’t let just anyone into your dreams.
To take this exercise even further, find Bible verses that you need to be reminded of in order to fulfill your “vision letter.” I went ahead and not only found Scriptures, I recorded myself reading my letter and the scriptures so that I can listen to my own little “mixtape” when I need motivation. I call it “I believe in the Jesus in you.” Maybe that’s corny to you, but it’s what I need to hear!
I’m praying that God gives you the desires of your heart as you delight in Him this upcoming year! (Psalm 37:4)
Your Turn: How do you stay motivated to be and do the things God has put on your heart? ⭐️
Hey sis! I’m Imani, the Jesus-loving pastor’s wife & toddler mom who is writing here to help you “be a blessing” in your day-to-day life. Also, I’m probably dancing to Michael Jackson right now.