My New Year's Resolution for 2010

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I suppose it's finally time to think about the infamous New Year's Resolutions!

I am not a fan of common resolutions: I don't want to point my focus on losing 15 pounds, finishing the remodeling, or buying a new car. That just seems so superficial! What good is it going to do for me to lose 15 pounds if I am miserable while I do it?

I also can't really set my resolutions to what I would like for them to be... I can't guarantee that my four-year-olds will learn to read this year (although I intend to do my part in that as much as I can), I can't resolve that my husband will attend all the services at church (although I would be thrilled and continue to pray). I can't resolve that my kids will keep their rooms clean (although I will certainly keep on top of them), my brother will come out of his depression (although I pray for him constantly), or my daughter will make the competition team in cheerleading (although I will do my best to make sure she practices).

Then I think about things I can control. I won't resolve that my house will stay clean (because it won't!), I won't resolve that our laundry will always be done (because it won't), and I can't resolve that I will have the most impressive garden (because I might not!). I won't resolve I will always look picture perfect (because we
know that won't happen!) or 100% of our meals will be completely healthy and organic (because my husband is a junk food junkie!).

Where does that leave me?

I don't know what the year will bring: physically, emotionally, spiritually, or financially. It's pointless to waste time I don't have to spare to worry about resolving to fix those things.

Well, let me amend that: I do have goals for this year (I am a checklist, daily, weekly, monthly, semester-ly goal writing fiend!!), and will have more, but they are always changing day to day or week to week. I can't put a specific goal that I KNOW I will want to have accomplished by the end of this year... I want something that will have more lasting impressions for a resolution.

So, as I listen to my favorite song by Caedmon's Call (God of Wonders), I am forced to think about what really matters; what I can dedicate my 2010 to achieving, and my resolution becomes clear:

Early in the morning,
I will celebrate the light.
When i stumble in the darkness,
I will call your name by night

God of wonders beyond our galaxy,
you are holy, holy.
The universe declares your majesty,
you are holy, holy.

I resolve to live each day, in whatever specific role I am required to live it as (be it wife, mother, housekeeper, daughter, sister, friend, grand-daughter, or stranger) to the glory of God; to deepen my relationship with the Lord of Heaven and Earth; and to study His Word more fully and deeply than ever before.

I think that's a resolution I can commit to!

Although I am a little late; Have a blessed New Year to everyone out there in Blogland!


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