Alright well it’s that time of year….THE LIST!!!! Resolutions for things I will do different this upcoming year. Honestly I don’t know why I ever make a “list” because I never do what I say I’m going to do, but maybe if I share my list with you, it will make me more likely to at least acknowledge it from time to time. Feel free to periodically hold me accountable. Here goes…
1. I will finish something. I am the world’s worst procrastinator and the world’s best at losing interest in something. I have been doing an honest assessment of myself recently and have found that I am in fact all talk. I have lots of great ideas, I just have no follow through. Yes…this year, I will finish something.
2. I will be more consistent with my blog. I started out strong, as always, but then my posts became less and less regular and further and further apart (see #1). I love blogging. I will not quit. I will not give up. I will blog. It’s a matter of discipline.
3. I will not buy any more books until I read the ones I have. Nevermind. That’s a total fallacy. Won’t happen. Next…
I will lose weight. I will eat better and exercise. I will make healthier choices. My children follow my lead and if I’m making poor health-related choices, they probably will as well. If Jesus were here in the flesh to visit for a week, would I serve dinner on paper plates and make Him sleep on the floor? Would I not clean the house from top to bottom before He got here? Wouldn’t I want my home to look nice for Him? Of course. So why do I offer Him a flabby temple (i.e. – my body) in which to dwell. He deserves better than that.
5. I will spend less time learning about God and more time getting to know God. I love learning about God, about the time in which Jesus lived, about Jewish traditions, about word studies of the Hebrew language…but I have a terrible habit of allowing that to consume more of my time than just hanging out with God. I want to know more about HIM. I want to learn how to listen more and talk less.
I think I’ll stop there for now. I’m sure I’ll be adding more to the list in the new few days. Happy New Year!