Saturday, April 27, 2013

Resolutions...4 months later

It has been almost 4 months since the beginning of the year. And it has been almost 4 months since I made some New Year's Resolutions... I thought it was time to check up on them and see where I am at and where I can improve.


  • Read more (fiction and classics) - This has not been super consistent. I am reading more now than I was when I was still in school, but I can't quite seem to get back into as much reading as I used to do.
  • Memorize Scripture -Well, as I come to the second item on my list, I see I have not been doing as well as I would have liked. I have memorized the first 3 verses of 1 Corinthians 13, and I am hoping to get back to finishing that chapter soon.
  • Read my Bible and do a Bible study - I did better with this at the beginning of the year than now. Another resolution that I need to renew!
  • Pay off my college debt - I have been able to continue to pay this down and am hoping to finish paying it off sooner (vs. later!).
  • Complete MEPS - This is a year-long program, but I am almost done with it. We have a conference in May, one more class in June and (hopefully) graduation in the Fall!  (click the link for more info).
  • Continue to be politically active - I continue, of course, to be involved. I am currently serving as the Chair of the local party. I am also active in the state party as a delegate.
  • Journal (prayer journal) - This happens a couple times a month. In a perfect world, it would happen every day, but...
  • Blog (weekly?) - I have been trying to blog at least weekly. 
When I look at the resolutions I have made and what I have accomplished, it is not exactly what I wanted to have happen. But as we say in out family, sometimes life just happens. So while I have not have done everything on my list and I may or may not continue to follow my resolutions, my biggest resolution for this year and for life is to do all I do for Christ. And in the process He may throw in a few extra things that I may not have had planned.

Here are just a few of the things I may not have planned, but have been blessed by:
  • A full-time temporary job in my hometown!
  • Time I have been able to spend with family.
  • The opportunity to get to meet new people in many different areas of my life.
  • Being inspired with new ideas.
  • And more...
Take the time to look at your 2013 resolutions. Are they what you had planned or was there room for God to work? Have you let Him?

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