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12 Unusual Christmas Wishes for Every Christian Girl

By: Kristen Clark

I don’t know about you, but the Christmas season has a way of bringing out my best and worst. In the midst of a joyous party with family, I have find myself consumed with self-centered thoughts.

Rather than focusing on the true Reason for the season…I subtly begin to view myself as the reason for the season. Everything is about my happiness and joy, right?

Wrong.

While wish lists, Christmas parties, and traditions are all fine and fun, I am realizing this year (more than ever before) that my heart needs a focus shift.

My “wish list” needs a makeover.

Instead of focusing on my desires and my wishes and my traditions this season, I am striving to focus on a new wish list. On a wish list that isn’t interesting in getting, but giving.

This unusual wish list is actually more of a “prayer list” and I am so excited to share it with you! If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably failed a time or two at keeping your focus on Christ this season. If so, this unusul wish list is the perfect way to refocus your heart and mind.

Set your previous wish list aside, and let’s explore 12 unusual Christmas wishes for every christian girl:

Wish #1: Joyful Attitude

It’s so easy to get bent out of shape about silly things during Christmas time. Instead of allowing those disappointments to dictate your actions and attitudes, choose to have a joyful attitude. Choose to be grateful instead of upset, and joy will be a natural overflow.

Wish #2: Others Focused

My party, my gifts, my friends, my traditions, my night out, my plans, my, my, my. It’s so easy to get bogged down with self-centered thoughts during the Christmas season. We all know that there is no true joy in living to please ourselves. Instead of focusing on your desires this month, look for ways to bless, serve, and give to others.

Wish #3: Giving Heart

Giving gifts isn’t the only type of giving we should be doing this Christmas season. The true and genuine heart of a giver will be revealed by the way they give their time, energy, attention, interest, and service. Choose to be a generous giver.

Wish #4: Smile

Nothing brightens a stranger’s day faster than a joy-filled, big, happy smile. Gift the gift of smiling this Christmas season. Say hello to people. Ask questions. Smile when you talk. Smile when you greet someone. Smile to the mailman and grocery clerk. Allow the love of Christ to be seen through your smile.

Wish #5: Love Your Siblings

If God has you in a family with siblings, one of the best gifts you can give them this year is the gift of love. As simple as this sounds, our family members are often the people we neglect the most. Take time to invest in your siblings. Play a game with them. Talk to them. Build traditions with them. Love your siblings well.

Wish #6: Serve Your Parents

God has placed you in your family for a reason. Parents are usually very busy during the Christmas season and could really use your support and help. Give them the gift of serving them without being asked. Do the dishes on your own. Offer to cook dinner on a busy night. Run errands for them (if you can drive).

Wish #7: Be Flexible

Flexibility is usually my downfall during the Christmas season! My prayer this year is that I would be flexible and easy going when it comes to plans. When things don’t go your way, or the plans are suddenly changed to a less desirable option, choose to be flexible.

Wish #9: Value People More Than Traditions

Traditions are fun, but they’re not nearly as important as the relationships. Strive to make your family feel more important to you than your Christmas traditions. Make fun memories while loving. Show them that you value and care for them more than any tradition.

Wish #10: Celebrate Jesus!

While this should go without saying, it still needs to be said. Celebrate Jesus this month! Take time to read and ponder the Christmas story (Luke is a great book). Listen to amazing podcasts about the Christmas story, like this one. Learn about Jesus and celebrate Him! He is the reason we have hope on this earth.

Wits #11: Bless Your Neighbors

I decided to make all of my neighbors caramel and chocolate covered apples this year. I packaged them today and will write a sweet card to go with it. God has placed you where you are for a reason. Show the love of Christ to your neighbors this Christmas.

Wish #12: Pray for Your Future Husband

I know this seems like a totally random thing to mention, but it’s really not. I’ve talked to many single girls who say they feel extra lonely at Christmas time because they’re not married or in a relationship. The love songs, and romance of the season tempts them to be discontent.

Instead of becoming sad or discontent, pray for your future husband! If God has a man out there for you, He is alive this Christmas season and might be feeling “alone” too. Give him the gift of prayer.

This wish list isn’t your ordinary wish list.

This list is designed to get your focus off yourself and onto others. It’s a list to help you remember what Christmas is all about — Jesus. This list is prayers of my heart this Christmas season and I pray they will be yours too.

Let’s chat about it now.

  • In what ways have you been tempted to be self-focused this Christmas season?
  • Out of the 12 wishes, which one can you put into practice today?

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  • Emmy

    I love this! Thanks for sharing, Kristen. I’m definitely going to try to put these to practice this Christmas season. #7 made me laugh because one lady I know (who used to be a professional dancer) has a motto: “Blessed are the flexible, for they will not be bent out of shape”! Haha, it’s really true 😉

  • Sarah

    Love this post. Just a quick question: where’s number 8?

  • Sarah

    Writing this list down and putting it on my desk to be constantly reminded. I’m just wondering where is number 8?

  • Sarah

    Sorry, didn’t mean to post twice

  • This is a great wish list for every Christian girl to embrace 🙂 Thank you for sharing, Kristen!

  • Milena Deitos

    I remembered the idea you two gave to us to make a “calendar of giving” or a “blessing calendar”, something like that. It is a great idea to be off of ourselves! I am not used to make a wish list for christmas, since God spoke to me that this party is all about His Son and what He have done for us! But I liked the most this post so I can think in pratical things to do during this season and vacation times! God bless you!

    • Horse Lover

      I have heard them talk about the blessing calendar and like that idea too! Thanks for mentioning that here. I wouldn’t have thought about it in putting these into place, but that is so true! I feel like it helps it feel not so much like a chore. 🙂 Have a blessed day!

  • Milena Deitos

    He has done****

  • Bree

    Where is #8?

  • Britts

    I thought this was a cheerful reminder. Thanks guys. 🙂

  • Happilypureinmarriage

    I am confused as to how this is a wish list… sounds more like a to-do list. Unless it’s a “things I am praying God would create in me” list (which is the only way you’ r achieving any of this… 100% by the Holy Spirit’s power), then I can see it.


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