I have tried this New Year’s Resoloution thing before. Occasionally I get around to it just after Christmas, but usually it’s midnight of Dec. 31, or sometime in the next few days. I’m a procrastinator, big time. In fact, if I was going to make a New Year’s Resolution, it should be to stop procrastinating. But I’m not going to say that because I WON’T FOLLOW THROUGH. Yet another thing I need to work on.
My usual resolutions look something like this:
“Read through the Bible this year.” (I’ve made it into Exodus numerous times.)
“Exercise 3 times a week.” (Usually lasts 3 times. One week.)
“Get more organized” (This one is not hard to accomplish since I’m not organized in any area of my life, so anything I do in that category is something.)
This year, I was going to call it something different. I was going to set GOALS. However, a goal not reached is a failure, and I do NOT want to be a failure this year. More importantly, I do not want to feel like a failure. The great Liar knows my weakness and knows how discouraged I get. So this year, I am setting DIRECTIONS.
I do not need a long list of things I want to accomplish that I can look back on in a year and see not crossed off. If this works for you, awesome! God is still working on me, and this is what we are trying. Just direction
It’s January 8th. I’m still making my directions. I don’t know what they all are yet, and I’m not feeling the pressure to get this list written today. All I know is I want to seek God’s will each and every day. I want to know Him better. I want to to listen to what He has to say, and obediently walk in the directions He sends me. In the roles He has put me, I want to be the best ME that God has made me to be.