Diary Entry #11 – Getting Ready for 2017!

December 29, 2016

I woke up early today… and that alone was something to celebrate. I’ve had one of those weeks where I would not want Jesus to pop-in unexpectedly and “rapture” the church. He would find me distracted and doing nothing. I haven’t felt like myself… from waking up late, to loosing track of my responsibilities, eating without restraint, and neglecting time with the Lord, I am all out of whack. Ya’ll pray for me!

I feel like we all have those moments where there’s a disconnect and something seems off. It seems even harder to press into God’s presence and you begin to feel lost. I think people think my relationship with God is perfect… but it’s a constant battle and fight to get to that place.

I know that this is an attack from the enemy, since 2017 is right around the corner. He doesn’t want me to be ready… he doesn’t want me to be focused or prayerful in bringing in the New Year. He doesn’t want me to fast. He wants me to be distracted, worried about minuscule things, and before you know it, 2017 will creep in on me like a flood!

There are exactly 3 days left in this year. I know that “three” is one of God’s favorite numbers for completion so I am going to take it optimistically and be intentional about finishing off these last three days with grace, purpose, and prayer. I think I will blog each day for these three days to let you all know what I’m doing to refocus as we step into the New Year!

My Goals for The Next 3 Days:

  • Fervent and intentional prayer
  • Making a list of what I’m leaving behind in 2016
  • Making a list of what I’m taking with me
  • Re-evaluating my relationships
  • Establishing some goals
  • Fasting in some way, at least for one day

What are your goals for the next 3 days?


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  • Tyra December 29, 2016 at 3:21 pm


  • Tyra December 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Sorry for commenting twice I didn’t think my comment would go through. I just wanted to say stay encouraged woman of God. Continue fighting for your relationship with God. I also have been struggling with fasting but I will pray for God to both give us the strength to fast and pray.

    • Karolyne Roberts December 29, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Amen, thank you so much Sis! You stay encouraged as well 🙂

  • Pamelia Walker December 29, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    My goal is to fast from socialmedia for 2 weeks, starting tonight, fast from meat and sugar drinks, make a list of what I want to accomplish in 2017 (launching of my blog, first book, debt free, etc ..) make a list of everything God stripped me of in 2016 and pray that I keep them there – in 2016. Last but not least do praise and worship and quiet time with the Lord starting at midnight instead of 5am prayer. That is all! Thanks for the authentic raw post Karolyne! Keep at it! 🙂

    • Karolyne Roberts December 29, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Yass!! I am with you! Especially with fasting from social media and being debt free. So crucial in this season! Thank you for sharing!! Praying you all the best for 2017 ;). God bless you!!!

  • Brianna December 30, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Yes Lord! I have those moments too. I’m definitely encouraged to be intentional about my private time these last two days. God bless sister!

  • Jo December 30, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Hello!! I have just read this post now so my goals for this last week were to fast from 27-30th for atleast a meal so that i can pray for 2017 and to thank God for all that He has done for me in 2016. It has been an interesting year and my walk with God has been amazing! Thank you for your post and i pray that God blesses you this coming year and opens doors for you!

    • Karolyne Roberts December 31, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      Amen!! Thank you for sharing :). I pray God blessing you thing coming year as well!!