Pushing Forward Into Eternity

Dec 14, 2011, Written by Sue Miley

The end of the year is always a good time for reflection.  Hopefully, you have time for it along with enjoying the holidays.

I used to be in retail and food service and the holidays were an electric buzz of too little sleep, too much coffee, and endless hours on my feet.  The sheer abundance of stress during the season always had me looking forward to planning the new year.

Thoughts of …..

….this has to stop, I can’t do another year like this.

….it’s almost over, just a few more days.  I can do anything for a few days.

…..where did we get “peace and joy” as terms to associate with the holidays.

A New Plan

I needed a new plan, a fresh start, a clean slate.

Every year.

Then everything changed.  I finally made a plan with God.  I finally looked for His plan, not mine.  Mine was the one that wasn’t working every year.  Hard to give up huh?

The Eternal Plan 

The thing I find most interesting in this time of reflection is how I now approach the new year.  I don’t panic that I haven’t written down a bunch of goals or resolutions.

I am not worried that I don’t have a new plan, a clean slate.

The path is set.  The plan is working.

The road may be winding or bend a little.  I run into some obstacles and have stresses.

But the road is paved into eternity.  It’s God’s plan now.

Pushing Forward

I know next year is already planned.  (Don’t get me wrong; I have to do my part.  I have to keep setting goals and keep moving down the path.)

But I love knowing the direction is set.  Trusting the Holy Spirit to guide me.  Facing the new year with trust and hope in a God that is in control.

Again, I know I must do my part….my part in pushing forward into eternity.

Reader Interactions


  1. Loren Pinilis says

    I love your concept of pushing forward into eternity. Keeping an eternal perspective in all that we do is essential, and I think your mindset is a great way to accomplish that. I’m going to have to steal that 🙂

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.

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