Everyone will be tweeting, posting, blogging or scratching it out on a scrap of paper…wait for it, New Year’s Resolutions. Ta da! Here’s my 2 cents, with inflation make that 20 cents, worth of opinion.
I’ve never been a fan of resolutions made for a new year. I’m more of a goal oriented person. Solomon said there’s nothing new under the sun, so don’t look for anything new here. These are suggestions, observations I’ve made in the last 3 tumultuous years of my life experience.
My priority this year is to turn my whole mess of stuff over to God as I know Him. I tangled the strands of my life so badly I couldn’t make sense of it. I’m not only saying this, I’m practicing it these last few months. I faithfully have a time every day. I associate with women who have similar experience to mine. We have guide lines spelled out that help us to discover our norms and standards. My measuring device for my norms and standards is the Bible.
I’ll forgive quickly, and practice safety in all relationships. A new skill for me is detachment with love. This means that I don’t have to justify myself. I can say what I mean, but not say it mean. I can live one day at a time. I won’t live in the past, nor will I project into the future. I will exercise my faith muscle.
My new skill to hone is thinking before I speak or act. I want to develop the knack of asking questions. I can’t have understanding and make right decisions before getting the facts.
And last but not least, I’ll continue to love unconditionally. Love comes from God. He created in us the capacity to love.