Sunday, January 07, 2007

New Year's Resolutions

Lately I have been reflecting on a few areas that I need to work on. I usually don't have New Year's resolutions, but since I am wanting to work on these areas in the near future, I decided to deem them my resolutions for 07. The three areas are as follows: 1) I want to start taking the time to invite people over or just hanging out with people in general. It is easy to isolate yourself in the midst of work, school, Tayler's sports leagues, ministry, etc. But, I am learning that we are not built to be lone rangers in this world. And although, sometimes, I may be tired and not want to stretch myself, it will only enrich our lives to take the time to fellowship with other believers. 2) I want to be more purposeful in allowing God to mold me into who He is making me to be. Sure, I read the Word, pray, and praise pretty consistently but over the last 18 months or so, I haven't been purposeful in God's purposes for my life. I am guilty of fear of stepping out and just human laziness. But, I have been reflecting on this for quite a while and need to take action. 3) I want to read more. I have been known to have stacks of books I am reading at one time, but over the last year I have to admit that I have only been reading text books. So, in an effort to not be so extreme, I want to get some good books and read consistently and not take years off:) I have been thinking about this lately as I watch hours of meaningless TV at night to veg out. I am sure there are better ways to spend my time. So, if you know of any good books, leave a comment and I will check them out. To end, I once heard a preacher say, "You don't need more revelation, you need motivation." So, I will take that with me during 2007 to attain these goals. Keep me accountable and if you live nearby, we will be calling you to come over for dinner:)and ladies.... a book club wouldn't be too bad either:)

1 comment:

Chris & Jen said...

Hey girl. Sounds great! What do you like to read? Francine Rivers is a wonderful author. I enjoy her books (The Mark of the Lion series is awesome!) Jen