Yesterday morning I had a doctor's visit, and during the course of the visit the doctor asked if I had made any new year's resolutions. I told him no. This morning I was listening to the local Christian radio station and they were talking about new year's resolutions, and one of the things they brought out was -- what were your accomplishments this past year? Don't just look at what you want to do, but at how far you have come! Well, I can happily say that I am studying my Bible more and developing a closer, more meaningful relationship with Christ. I am become more tender to things of God. And I have started writing again.
So what do I want to accomplish this coming year? Well, I want to get my priorities straight -- God first, family, friends, etc.
I also know that I need to make a more conscious effort to watch what I say. Too often I speak before I think, then regret those words. I need to remember the words of the psalmist, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in they sight, O Lord" Ps. 19:14. So not just my words, but my thoughts, too. I have this verse posted on my phone at work. Sometimes I think I need to wear one of those sticks attached to my head that a carrot is usually attached to for horses or donkeys, and put that verse right in front of my eyes at all times!
Of course, along with spiritual fitness, I want to get into good physical shape, too. That means hitting the gym on a regular basis and cooking healthier meals.
One of the last things I want to do is to allow God to guide my relationships (more specifically relationships with someone of the opposite sex), allow Him to be the One to bring someone into my life or take someone out of my life, whichever may be the case. I want to surrender to His will for that very close, personal relationship I would love to one day have.
What about you? What have you accomplished this year, and what do you hope to accomplish next year?