2015: Being Fearless

Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Ephesians 6:19-20

I’m not ashamed to admit that yesterday I googled the phrase “organization for the wife of a small business owner”. I considered typing in “organization for the wife of a small business owner who is also the stay-at-home-mom of three boys under the age of three and how to maintain motivation and sanity”, but I figured my results would be few and far in-between. In any case, I found close to nothing as far as advice.

Organization makes me incredibly happy. When stuff has its place, when I know what’s happening for the week, when plans are solid and followed through, it’s really like a love language. Speak that to me and I will tell you everything, probably.

We closed out 2014 pretty well, but I’m aiming for high-level dreams this year. The stuff that Evan & I have spent time talking nonchalantly about, brushing off because it seems beyond reach. I read through Ephesians 6:10-24 this morning, the passage where Paul paints the picture of the armor of God. It’s a vivid passage that most of us know pretty well and have heard/read at least once. But my favorite part comes after that, the part where Paul humbly asks the church of Ephesus to pray for him. I realized that I can talk up all the good and glorious things of Christ, but I am equally in need of prayer as any other, if not more. Sometimes it takes a moment to remember that. And a moment of humility to ask our fellow believers to lift us in prayer.

So, we closed out the past year well. We survived. We don’t, however, want to merely feel as though we are survivors in the small business world. We want to thrive, not necessarily because we make more money than we know what to do with, but because we confidently walk with Christ and let Him direct our steps. We want to fearlessly make known the mystery of the Gospel through our life. And we want others to pray for us so that we can do it fearlessly, as we should.

For 2015, my goals are simple. To intentionally stay organized in our business/life/everything, to fearlessly maintain all of our finances so that every penny is for the glory of God, and to blog/write/share our life journey because we need prayer. Maybe overall it would be safe to say our goal for this year is to aim higher and believe in the possibility of it.

So, what are your goals for this year? How can we pray for you as you try to walk them out? Let’s build each other up & live fearlessly.

Published by Janelle Delagrange

Wife to a graphic designer, mom to three young boys, and writer of the soul.

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