Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

I am not that good at making New Year's resolutions as I always fall way short. However, I do try to set goals for the coming year. Some I make, some not so much. But all of them are in regards to doing better and being a better wife, mom, Christian, etc.

This year my goals are:

To walk a deeper walk with my Lord

To lose 25 lbs.

To become more organized in my home.

To play more with the kids and eliminate MY time wasters.

To exercise daily.

To let the small stuff slide when it comes to my husband instead of getting annoyed.

To have more patience with the kids, after all they are just that...kids.

To work harder on some of the household things I have let slide.

To read more with the kids.

To have a family "date" night more often.

To have a couple "date" night even when it means we can't spend money.

As I strive for these goals, I realize I can do none of these in my own strength. But I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.

Today, I do not feel strong or equipped but that doesn't mean I am not. The enemy of our souls would have me be discourage and down-trodden. As I fight that mood, I am choosing during nap time to turn to the Word of God. I must find a way to have more time with my Lord. It is in those quiet times with my Lord I find solace and comfort regardless of what I face that day. As I begin my new year I do so with fresh desire to improve what needs improving and to listen to what my Lord is telling me I need to work on. God is faithful and we are all unfinished works in the Master's hands. So I submit to the potter for HIM to mold this clay into what HE wants.

6 comments:

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Found your blog at Blog Momma and wanted to invite you to join my social network (www.organizedlifebydesign,ning.com). We discuss ways to work toward most of your (and mine and most other ladies LOL) NY resolutions in our forums and discussions. Love your blog and will be back.

Amy said...

Those are great goals!

You most definitely CAN do those with Christ's help.

Can't wait to hear about your progression! Thanks for sharing.

Thelma said...

thanks and I already did a bit better today...lol.

Burkulater said...

These sound a lot like mine.

(I found you searching for other mommies to read from! Happy New Year!)

Thelma said...

thanks.....and if you have a blog...I will be visiting it as soon as I finish giving mine a facelift....LOL.

Thelma said...

thanks.....and if you have a blog...I will be visiting it as soon as I finish giving mine a facelift....LOL.