Are You On The Right Path?
By Drenda Keesee
Life can get crazy.
There are always things that can keep us running ~ commitments, responsibilities, relationships, chores, deadlines…the list could go on and on.
Have you paused to make sure you’re on the right path for 2020?
Have you stopped to really make sure that you’re posturing yourself and your family for a successful year?
There’s no time like the present. Let this be a reminder to you to:
#1 ~ Hit the pause button.
Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Let this be the year you actually pace yourself so you don’t burn out or end up emotionally or spiritually sick.
When things get busy it’s much easier to lose track of where you were heading or why you were heading there in the first place. Give yourself permission to get off the roller coaster for a bit on a regular basis and take a breather. Schedule yourself a regular time-out to evaluate how things are going and where you need to course correct.
#2 ~ Remember to celebrate God’s faithfulness and your victories together.
It’s easy to tell yourself that you’ll celebrate when you get to the end, or when you’ve accomplished what you’ve set out to do.
But you need to take time to remember and celebrate even the little victories regularly.
Look at Mark 8:14.
The disciples had forgotten to bring bread with them. So when Jesus started talking about leaven, they thought He was saying it because they had no bread. But look at what He said next. He said, “Don’t you remember?”
He went on to remind them of their victories. He was giving them the answer they needed in the present. They needed a victory over the fear and the issue they were facing at that moment.
And their answer was in their remembering.
So Jesus walked them through. He wanted them to remember the past victories and to analyze the results that came from those victories.
The same holds true for you. Here’s the thing friend: I want 2020 to be your best year yet.
I want to see you winning in life!
I know how important it is to hit the pause button; to stop and reflect, and to celebrate God’s faithfulness and your victories with Him ~ the big ones and the smallest ones ~ so you can remember that God was with you then and still is now in this new year of your life that is packed with potential.
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Drenda Keesee’s contagious zeal and humorous personal experiences help make her ministry of spiritual, emotional and relational wholeness one that will bless your life and spark a new fire in your spirit.
A wife of over 30 years and a mother of five children, Drenda has ministered at churches, seminars, and conferences, and through the mediums of television and radio, for more than 20 years.
Her books, The New Vintage Family, Better Than You Think, and She Gets It are available wherever books are sold. In these heartfelt books, Drenda shares her personal journey and the life lessons that have brought her to where she is today, as well as practical answers that all people need to live a joyful life.
Drenda and her husband Gary founded Faith Life Now, a ministry designed to spread the message of freedom in the areas of finances, faith, marriage, and family. Tune in for their weekly messages here. Faith Life Now hosts conferences worldwide, and sponsors both Fixing the Money Thing, which Drenda co-hosts with her husband Gary, and Drenda.
Through their own life experiences, the Keesees have found the principles from God’s Word to be powerful and effective. At one point, Drenda was a young, suicidal feminist with no hope of ever being “good enough” for her own standards of perfection. She never wanted the “inconvenience” of a husband or children, and she was on her own path to success. But the stress of trying to achieve perfection and perform for love left her broken and used. She had success, but it was nothing compared to the pain and loneliness it had also brought.
That’s when God got a hold of her heart. It was there—at her lowest point—that she found the One who accepted and loved her, faults and all. Since that transformation, Drenda has had a passion to reach women who find themselves where she once was.
She married Gary after attending college, and there she found herself in a personal boot camp of sorts. She says, “I cried and told God, ‘I can do anything but be a wife and mother.’” She committed to learning how to do it God’s way. Through the many years of raising their children and struggling to make ends meet, Drenda learned from their mistakes. “I didn’t know how to be a wife and mother, but God saved our marriage, taught us how to parent our children for success, showed us how to have financial success, and then irony of all ironies, He called us to ministry.” It’s truly because of these life experiences that Drenda can now share so many insightful principles for people who are now going through the same struggles.