Happy New Year 🙂
For those who believe in setting resolutions, the time is here. Setting them is usually the easy part, seeing them to the end, well, that is the difficult part. I have heard various suggestions on how to make 2014 resolutions different. One person said that the best thing to do is pick out one area that you would like to grow in. For instance: ‘Health’ this means that you will find ways to be emotionally healthy, physically healthy, have healthy relationships (with boundaries) and have a healthy relationship with money. This saves you from having too many resolutions.
I have found that the thing that works for me is to set mini goals without calling them resolutions, I think that label sets me up for a struggle 🙂 yup, it is all in my head.
A friend of mine told me that the one thing that she has resolved to do this year is:
Not to give God any excuses.Selah
This statement really struck me. I was a bit taken aback, it made me think about all the times that I have given God excuses. Every time I jump off the wagon(fall off makes it seem like it was an accident) I make up an excuse and just expect him to understand it. After all, He is God and is far away-this is such a flawed way of thinking (I must add) because though He may not be ‘visible’ in the physical dimension HE IS HERE WITH US.
There are times that the excuse is so unnecessary…For instance, saying that I am too young to do a certain thing yet His word is very clear.
1 Timothy 4:12 (NLT)
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
Not seeing ourselves through His lenses may make us to think less of ourselves and make excuses. When God asks us to do something, we should just get on with it and do it, because, excuses enhance disobedience.
This year I purpose not to make excuses and just do what He requires of me. Obedience is truly better than sacrifice.
I wish you the Lord’s blessings as you start this year. May you hear His voice leading you in the way that you should go and may goodness and mercy be hot on your heels.