May is here and ya girl is excited! This month promises warmer weather, more greenery, and the unofficial kick-off to the summer season (Memorial Day Weekend).
Moreover, this new month is a reminder that a third of 2018 is officially in our past—like, how did that happen?! And with the halfway mark of the year swiftly approaching, I’ve decided to set an intention to guide my thoughts, actions, and plans for the weeks to come.
My intention for May 2018 is “Make a Commitment to Growth,” stemming from a story in Luke chapter 13—the Parable of the Fig Tree.
6 He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7 Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ 8 But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. 9 And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’”
I started this year with a list of big, ambitious, and scary goals for myself: Start a blog, start teaching yoga classes again, foster my relationships, grow stronger in my faith. And while I’ve taken a few steps to get things moving, I’ve honestly been talking about what I want to get done more than I’ve actually be working to my dreams a reality.
In other words, I haven’t been bearing the fruit of my goals because I haven’t been tending to them as I said I would. And God, like the man in the parable, has expectations for my growth and progress, in hopes that I will glorify Him and live a life more like Jesus’. And since I don’t know if I’ll be afforded another year—or even another month—of time to prepare and start bearing fruit, it’s about time I got serious.
In short, when I think about the legacy I want to leave, I want to be known as someone who was, did, and acted, as opposed to someone who wanted to be or wanted to do.
Join me this month as I bring a more intentional approach to sowing seeds and bearing plentiful fruit in my life. What steps can you take to grow this May?