Aspirations

Last January 2015 I came across this word aspiration in a book called Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. She suggested instead of making resolutions to make aspirations. Resolutions are like making rules for yourself, eventually they will be broken. Aspirations are something more, an acknowledgement from the soul. As in the definition I gave above, it’s a hope, desire, goal, longing, yearning to achieve something. It also gave the definition , the action or process of drawing breath. So in making aspirations I am giving breath to my soul. Because God is giving me these revelations to write about I have to express them in this blog because if I don’t it would be like holding my breath. Eventually I will die inside because I didn’t share what God breathed into me. I pray His breath is felt by you when you read anything on this blog. It says in Job 32:8, But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.  And as Joyce Meyer says in my Everyday Bible Amplified version,the most important and final aspiration is this: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. This was taken from scripture Philippians 3:13, Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,  I recently heard a sermon by Steven Furtick about goals and he cited this scripture after I already had come across it and gave me a deeper meaning. Not only is my final aspiration to go forward but he also pointed out that reaching forward is also my aspiration. To keep reaching toward the prize, Jesus. This is all I have to do.