But I was reading one of my favorite blogs this morning "La Dolce Vita" and she posted something on there that made me stop and think, maybe making this resolution for myself won't be so bad.
Stop wanting stuff;
it keeps me from seeing what's real.
When I want stuff,
all I see are things.
Boy is that the truth. How many times do we get so focused on the material things that we become blind to what we really need around us?
So I'm going to try....key word TRY, to stick to that, to stop wanting stuff, honestly I can tell you that there really isn't anything that I need. I'm blessed to have nice things around me and a wonderful family, whatever else I may think I want is just extra. But if it comes at the price of loosing my focus on the emotional part of life or my relationship with God or my family, then it's not worth it.
Here we are, a new day of a new year, and so much ahead, what will happen in the next 12 months? I prefer not to think about it because it will drive me crazy not knowing *hahaha*
What about you, do you make resolutions, do you stick to them? What is that ONE thing that you are hoping you do or achieve this coming year?
For myself, it's getting closer to God and working on that relationship, because when that is going well everything in my life just falls into place. I have the courage, I have the strength, I have the wisdom to deal with everyday life and whatever hurdles may come my way.
How can I use the New Year
To better serve my Lord?
I'll read my Bible every day,
And be more in accord.
I'll find new ways to serve others;
I'll love my neighbor, too.
I'll focus on "give" instead of "get"
In everything I do.
I'll forgive the people I'm mad at;
Angry feelings I'll discard;
I'll try to love my enemies,
Even though it's hard.
In the new year, I'll lift people up,
Instead of putting them down.
I'll fill my heart with love and joy,
And never wear a frown.
I'll let go of my worries;
I'll put it all in His hands;
I'll repent and try to sin less,
And obey all his commands.
These new year's resolutions
Are difficult, at best,
But there's something I can do each day
That will put my soul at rest:
I'll love my Lord with all my heart,
With all my mind and soul,
And if I do that essential thing,
All the rest will be in control.
by Joanna Fuchs