2023 Inspiration Board

Last year was the first year I created an inspiration board for the year ahead, and I decided to do the same this year. Creating these boards gives me inspiration and encouragement throughout the year as I focus on what's important to me.


2023 will be a year with a lot of change ahead and I want to enter into this season with the right mindset. I can easily focus on the negatives when it comes to changes in my life but I want to embrace the changes and view them for what they are: parts of life that are all working together for good and His glory. That is one of my goals for the year and is why "embrace change" is highlighted on my board.

The passage of scripture that I wanted to focus on this year is Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV):

"Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint."

This passage is a reminder that He is in charge of everything that will happen this year and that He is the ultimate provider of everything for those who love Him. No matter what I walk through this year (good or not so good) I can hold onto the hope that is found in Him alone that will never be taken from me.

Another goal that I have for this year (and every year for that matter) is to love God and others well. This means focusing on my priorities and why I am here on the earth, investing in others intentionally, and always prioritizing my relationship with Him on a daily basis.

This year I chose two words to remember throughout the year which are passion and purpose. When I think of passion it reminds me of the gifts that God has given me to steward well and it encourages me to view them that way. It also encourages me to do things wholeheartedly instead of halfheartedly as having passion behind what you do does make a difference.

I chose purpose as a reminder of what He has tasked me with doing and that my purpose cannot be changed no matter what is going on around me. I can be confident because my identity is rooted in Him and I want to make decisions with my ultimate purpose in mind: love God through a life of worship and love others by pointing them to Him.

I also included "please God, not people". I can easily fall into the trap of caring about what others think more than I should so this year I want to be more aware of that habit of mine and work to improve it.

The other quote that I have included is "until God opens the next door, praise Him in the hallway". As I've mentioned, I'm expecting this year to include many changes but most of this year is unknown and I don't quite know what each new day will hold. However, I know who holds the day in His hand so I can always praise Him no matter whether I'm in the next thing or patiently waiting.

Lastly, all of the pictures that I have included in my inspiration board are meant to remind me to stop and smell the roses (so to speak). I want to appreciate the simple and beautiful things in life and I also want to go after a slower and more intentional lifestyle with my time, relationships, and even belongings. The pictures also have frames that mimic film photographs which encourages me to continue my hobby of photography. Seeing these pictures are an encouragement to me and they showcase things that bring a smile to my face.

I see this inspiration board on a daily basis on my laptop and phone and it serves a meaningful purpose as well as brings my days a few more moments of joy. I am excited to see what this new year has in store. ♥

What is something on your mind that you are walking into the new year with?



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