Thursday, January 11, 2018

I Know I Am Just A Little Late




Oh-my-goodness! I have started the new year a little late. Blame it on the sickies that I caught the week of Thanksgiving that just kept on giving and giving until New Year's Day. We just celebrated Christmas this past Saturday with our out of town family and so I am just now planning my new year.  I am starting the year off behind already. I am just a little late. But I am so thankful to be well. 

If you are like me you don't want to make resolutions because you don't keep them anyway. But I feel like that is the oldest and lamest excuse for not making myself reach beyond my normal and set some goals for myself. Like maybe stick with my low-carb, no sugar and no grain diet so my Lupus stays quiet. Or maybe strength train my body so I feel good. Maybe ~ control my schedule so it doesn't control me. And oh yeah.... there is that 15 pounds I want to lose. You know what I mean?

But maybe this year I will ask the Holy Spirit what is in my life that I need to let go of and what does He want out of my life in 2018. Have you ever thought of asking God to set your goals?

As we stand at the starting line of a brand new year I am asking myself what really matters? Maybe it is a great time to ask God to help me decipher what my priorities need to be and what are things that I need to let go. We were made for intimacy with our Creator. Yet~ many days I find my schedule too jammed packed for that. This is not a negotiable in my life. I already made up my mind. So why do I continue to race through my day on my own?

What have I been chasing that really doesn't matter? What family and friends and ministry have I neglected because of my busyness? This year I am setting a goal to make more time for what really matters....God...people and eternity. My goal this year is to passionately chase what matters.

 Happy New Year my blog friends ~ may we all seek to follow God's calling.

Micah 6:8  He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?



2 comments:

Tanya said...

Carrie,
This is soooooooooo good and such a lightbulb moment! Let God set my goals! I need to be more diligent in not letting excuses/time/interferences steer me away from my time with God! Then all those resolutions/plans will work!
And yes...the pounds will hopefully drop! HA!
How was Christmas with the family! Aren't the grandbabies the best? They bring the young and fun back to every day! We have a new one coming in June!
I'm NOT enjoying this cold Kansas weather! I think MO is getting the same! I am so ready for spring and can't wait to get in the garden. We are halfway through the school year already! and those little 1st graders are quite energetic! Love the weekends to rest!
How is your church work going? Are you working every day?
Update me when you can! Thinking of you!

Kim said...

I miss your sweet blog...

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