“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
– Carl Bard
As the first week of the New Year has begun, its got me thinking about what I hope will happen throughout the upcoming year. Lately I have been thinking about different resolutions I want to actually keep up with.
But it got me wondering, why do I want this year to be different? Will I still be as committed to my resolutions in March as I was this year in January? I hope so!
Some things I hope to work on this year all have to do with improving my walk with the Lord, personal qualities, and health. A few are:
- To have a personal quiet time with the Lord each day
- Learn how to have a more effective prayer life and to pray more consistently
- To talk less and listen more; be an active listener
- Work out 3x a week
- Have a health-conscious diet
- Cultivate a meek, quiet spirit before the Lord and others
- Appreciate the small things in life
There are more, but those are the most important things that I want to focus on.
I don’t want this to be like all the other New Years resolutions I’ve had in the past. I truly want to be dedicated to working on these goals.
I think having a blog will help keep me accountable in these areas as well as I share my struggles and victories with you.
I am excited to see what joys and trials 2016 will bring me.
Its my fervent hope that it will be completely different than 2015, but Lord willing, I will grow just as much throughout the coming year as I did last year.
I ask that as this year brings a new beginning, I would learn the lessons you put before me. Guide me and stretch me in ways I could never imagine. I want to be a woman who adores you and puts you first in all she does. Help me become a godly young woman who people can trust, look up to, and say ‘She loves Christ with all her heart’. I ask that I would be open to your teachings through your word, prayer, and the admonition and encouragement of others.
In your holy and precious name I pray these things.