Fall Refresh: We still have 90 days left!

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34 NIV

It’s finally fall and we are in the homestretch of 2020! I have spent the last 90 days learning how to welcome Him into everyday, studying the balance of living in worship and in brokenness, and looking for the goodness He gives.

I am still facing serious disease progression, and am going into the most certain yet uncertain season. We know that things can’t stay the way they are, but we don’t know what that means. It could mean grueling surgery, it could mean more testing, and it could mean more loss- so in these last 90 days of 2020 I want to soak up all the good.

I can’t worry about tomorrow if I am going to live presently today. My word of the year is grow, and I pick a way that I want to focus on growing each season. This season I want to grow presently- stay focused on today.

Last month I changed my goal setting and braved leaving lots of lines blank and even the most well-intended boxes unchecked. I soaked up and was intentional with the time that He has given me, and worked on showing myself more grace than guilt. I plan on continuing that through this season.

Then I evaluated all the areas of my life (exactly like I did in the prep work and previous refreshes), per usual I chose to keep these all private but wanted to share the Yes and No decisions I made for the next three months:

PRO TIP: if you are struggling to think of a yes and no decision, head to page 29 in your powersheets to look at what you started the year wanting to do and not do!

  • Health:
    • I’m saying YES to: savoring the good (even if it’s tiny)
    • What I’m saying NO to: using the time I have fearful
  • Friends:
    • I’m saying YES to: enjoying the current weather
    • What I’m saying NO to: worrying about what I can’t control
  • Marriage:
    • I’m saying YES to: making sure he knows how amazing he is
    • What I’m saying NO to: forgetting the importance of downtime
  • Family:
    • I’m saying YES to: embracing support
    • What I’m saying NO to: doing this alone
  • Finances:
    • I’m saying YES to: stewarding it well
    • What I’m saying NO to: getting comfortable
  • Spiritual Growth:
    • I’m saying YES to: welcoming Him
    • What I’m saying NO to: comparison
  • Work (ministry):
    • I’m saying YES to: letting Him lead
    • What I’m saying NO to: equating numbers with worth/impact
  • Self care + hobbies:
    • I’m saying YES to: being creative
    • What I’m saying NO to: deadlines

I have four goals to help me focus on this life:

  • Seek Life: be in the Word and working on myself
  • Savor Life: make the most of the time we have with family and friends safely
  • Simplify Life: declutter and be ready for big changes
  • Speak Life: use my platforms for His glory

Don’t wait until January 1st- start now! How are you going to spend the next 90 days?

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Cassie Nolin is a married spoonie who lives the chronic illness life with EDS + Co. (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and it’s comorbid conditions.) She challenges others to choose grace over guilt in goal setting, and is in ministry part time serving the online community through The Spoonie Study. She loves planting, hand lettering, and sharing the hope she has found in Jesus. Her blog, Living the Chronic Illness Life, is in the top 100 chronic illness blogs and her podcast, Chronically Cultivating, is produced by Speaking to the Heart Network. Cassie encourages women to live authentic and intentional lives through their diagnosis’ not in spite of them. You can learn more about her at www.livingthechronicillnesslife.com

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