Whoa where does the time go? Yes this year has sped by!
It’s funny. I have a young adult Facebook friend who listed her New Year’s resolutions on her page and wow…let me tell you it was tiring just reading it all. So many plans…so much discipline.
I’m 46. I’ve had many years to perfect New Year’s resolutions. And the long list of exercise and spiritual growth and 10 different types of self-improvement has fallen by the wayside.
But I love…I mean I LOVE New Year’s resolutions!
There are so many worthy projects you can do on yourself or in the world! And your 20s is the perfect time to take on the world. To take on working out and cutting sugar and reading 2 chapters of the Bible a day and cooking from scratch and being kind and learning guitar and every conceivable thing! Because you just might have the energy. Who knows?
Last year I think I limited myself to one realistic N.Y.R.
I can’t even remember what it was!! I think it was something spiritual. I could’ve had 2 and that second one would have been organizing my house or something.
I know I need to eat healthier and exercise. I know I need to be more consistent in my devotional life! I know I need to be better in so many ways. However, I have managed to keep Jesus close in prayer. I have managed to love Him consistently.
So all those potential resolutions that aren’t quite resolutions but have been downgraded to only being “shoulds” have firmly parked themselves on the edges of my mind. I know they’re hiding there and someday it might be their day to shine!
I’ve changed a lot over the years. I grab on. I want to taste life. I want to experience joy and give joy. I want to give preference to my highest priorities. I see the bigger picture and realize there’s only so much time in the day…time in general, I realize there’s only so much emotional energy…physical energy. Only so many projects that can be going on at once for me. And I want to give myself to what needs me the most right now.
And I want to make New Year’s resolutions. And what I’ve come up with in the past couple of years is that they should be realistic and doable.
So going into this New Year, I want to become consistent in having family worship. I also want to get my house where I want it. At least on the inside.
Family worship has always been a struggle for me. So this will be hard for me. My house? No problem. Easy. I love doing house stuff. Not sure it will be finished but it will definitely progress! God willing.
I will write another list of things I’d like to do in the new year, but they won’t be resolutions just written reminders of things I’d like to do if I can get to it.
So put a spin on your New Year’s resolutions this year. Do something you’re capable of and that you enjoy and then sneak in a hard one!!
How about you? What are your New Year’s resolutions? C’mon make some!