A Year Of Impact

by | Dec 29, 2015 | Love Others

I desired 2015 to be a year of impact.

A year of impactIt all started with eight words two days into the year.

“Be someone who matters to someone who matters.”

My post on January 2, 2015 detailed my desire to live this year making an impact in the lives of others around me.

I’m not sure how well I followed my desire, but it remains alive within my heart today. I can only pray I was “someone who matters to someone who matters” at some point throughout the year.

We all have opportunities to make an impact.

I wish I would have read that January 2 post in March, then again in June, then again in September. I wish I would have kept it in front of me to spur me on in my desire to make an impact.

But I didn’t. Maybe I would have had more of an impact if I did. Maybe that’s a change I can make with my focus for 2016 (that’s yet to be determined).

I had plenty of opportunities to make an impact through my writing as I wrote more this year than ever before. Encouraging others is what I feel called to do, especially through my writing. I’ve even referred to myself as an “encourager.” My brother finds it a bit comical that I have that title on my business card, but it just seems to fit.

This year I committed to blogging five days as week. Some weeks I did that well. Others, I did not.

I also began writing the book that has lingered in my heart for some time now. I pray God equips me to finish it in 2016.

With just two full days left of this year, what kind of impact can you and I make?

Is it even possible to make a difference in two days? I believe it is.

No matter what you set out to do in 2015–if you achieved it or not–there’s still time. There’s still time this year to do what you’re called to do. There’s still time to make a difference. There’s still time to finish the year strong.

Let’s do it together.

Thank you for making an impact in my life this year!




Linking this post with Holly for #TestimonyTuesday, and Abby & Kelly for #RaRaLinkup.

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  1. Patty

    You DEFINITIVELY made an impact in my family’s life!!! Dropping everything to fly and help out for a week is something that left a mark on us all. Love you!

    • Julie Lefebure

      Thank you, Patty. It was a blessing for me… the entire trip and spending time with you and your beautiful family. I love you all!

  2. Holly Barrett

    You make an impact everywhere, Julie!! Thanks for encouraging us to consider how we are influencing those in our own sphere. Happy New Year!

    • Julie Lefebure

      Thank you, Holly! So do you. Happy New Year to you, friend!

  3. Tara

    You do make an impact friend!

  4. Martha G. Brady

    julie, i enjoyed your post today. very encouraging 🙂 thanks so much!

    • Julie Lefebure

      Thank you, Martha! Thanks for stopping over. Blessings!


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