I’m not a huge advocate of New Year’s resolutions, but there is something about saying goodbye to the old year that causes me to turn inward and think. Have I made the most of the opportunities God has given me in 2008? Nope. I’ve put some worthy efforts out there, but could have done so much more. Have I grown in wisdom and revelation as per Ephesians 1:17? Yes, I think so. But not as much as I could have if I’d been more diligent. Have I become a better wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, etc.? I hope so. Ask my husband, children, grandchildren, mother, sisters & brothers, nieces and nephews.
My point is that I can look back on the past year and see some progress in my growth as a person. That’s encouraging. But I can also see a whole lot of room for improvement. That’s also encouraging. Wouldn’t it be a boring life if you actually reached the ultimate? You’d have nowhere to go from there.
This is NOT a New Year’s resolution, however . . . I want to allow faith to lead my life – to really listen to the Holy Spirit – to obey my Father through His Word – to trust Him completely.