Happy New Year's Eve! I hope that everyone is going to have a fantastic, fun, & safe evening. We are staying in with the kiddos, having appetizers, staying up late, & doing silly things. I can't wait. I am not going to be writing tomorrow, New Year's Day. I will be back to posting on Monday. Allyson & I are heading to Charlotte to help out some wonderful past clients of mine. I am looking forward to helping them find just the perfect place to call home. Allyson is going to hang out with my friend Jennifer & her daughter, Alissa. They are both so excited. (The boys are also excited that we are leaving & they can do "man" things.) I am looking forward to another wonderful Elevation Church service. Woo hoo!
In life, those who win certainly have goals, but they don't have lame New Year's resolutions. If they want something, they get it. They resolve to do it NOW. "I'm going to start working out in 2010." Or, "I am going to be a better wife & mother." Or, "I am going to go to church more." I bet you have heard all of those before. Maybe, you have even said them yourself. Or just maybe, you even said it three minutes ago when I asked what your New Year's resolution is. Let me ask you this, do you really believe that some super magical power is going to come over you on January 1st to allow you to be successful at living your "resolution"? Have you ever stuck with a New Year's resolution in the past? I haven't. Maybe for a few days or weeks, but then it is all the same ole excuses again.
If you want to be successful, you have to start NOW, not on a date in the future. If you aren't motivated to start right NOW, you are simply procrastinating. Procrastinating doesn't seem like a positive attribute or something that you would call an "improvement". Does it? That is just like saying, "I will start my diet on Monday." Monday comes, the next Monday comes, ten more pounds come, & then you are less motivated than when you started your big "resolution".
I encourage you to rethink your "New Year's resolution". Sit down, really think about what you want or NEED to change, & DO IT! Don't wait. Every day that you wait invites failure & allows the devil to get in your way. Commit to becoming a better wife, a better mother, a better daughter, a better friend, a better employee, a better person, a better Christian, & an overall better woman, TODAY. You will feel better that you did!
Good thing that I am posting this the day before New Year's. I am sure that some of you would have been throwing things at your computer screen if I posted this before Thanksgiving or Christmas. LOL
Day Twenty One -
"But seek first the kingdom of God & His righteousness, & all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)
If we are living in the light of eternity, everything we think, do or say is seen from an eternal perspective. We will someday give an account for our failure to speak words of love, respect, & encouragement. Determine today that your words will be sweet & helpful.
Does your husband have an eternal perspective that allows him to reject materialism & temporal values? Express your gratefulness for his value system, & praise him for putting eternal things before riches & other things in this world.
If this is a problem area for him, consider how you might alter your own value system & live for eternity in front of him., encouraging him to do the same. Only two things will go into eternity...the Word of God & people. Be sure that you are focusing on the right things.
Day Twenty One Prayer -
Pray that your husband will discover & live his God-given purpose. Pray that he will offer all his dreams to the Lord, & pursue only those goals that will bring God glory & count for eternity. (Jer. 29:11; 1 Cor. 10:31)
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