I reached back all the way to 07 for this one. I am re-reading some old stuff to check on growth and such. still growing check, was not completely off base mostly check.
So I wish I smarter!!
That is not my primary wish but that is on a long list of things I call my almost impossible wish list. There is a laundry list of things I wish I could change about myself.
- Play an instrument
- Memorize scripture better
While there is a list of things I wish I could change I know that some of these things will not change. I know I will ever be able to fly or get taller and quite possibly never be able to sing but there are things I know can change. That is where I have to start; in the things that can change. I have to come to the point where I can say and believe “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13. I have to get to the point where I believe that and I understand it.
Too many times I have heard that or read it and thought I can do “all things”. But it is not saying I can do all things in the normal worldly sense not it is saying I can do all things God wants me to do. I like to think that it would be nice to be able to say “God I want this and I want that” but He is not my spiritual wishing well. If you noticed I said “I like to think” I say that because I know that it is not true, I know that is not how it works and most of me is glad about this. It is nice knowing that I have my limitations and boundaries because that helps me grow and growth is a goal I can achieve (not on my own strength of course). I like knowing that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, and I like knowing that it is according to His Divine plan and not my selfish ambitions.
Just a thought,
This morning we were visiting Momentum Church and Pastor Ross just happened to be speaking about small things that can have a big impact. This is something I wholeheartedly agree with as I think too often we try and make major changes when a slight course correction will do. Yes sometimes we need major changes quickly but often in life a slight change makes a large impact. James in his epistle speaking about the tongue being this little thing but can have a major impact in a lot of areas like a small flame, or the rudder of a ship can steer this large vessel. Small changes in our life can have major impacts. He also spoke about finding a word for you for the year. This too is something I support and have done for three years. Instead of resolutions I choose a word I want my year to be. I have used stronger, audacious, and inspiring. I do this because a single word can be implemented into every area of my life. Stronger was physically, professionally, relationally, etc. The same with the other words. This way I cannot easily fail because there are so many ways to incorporate it into daily life. During the year I can measure my actions against my word, and at the end of the year I can check to see how I did.
Inspire was a hard one. I think I had some successes, but that is a hard one to measure. But like writing a sentence these words will hopefully build a story for my life. Only time will tell.
This year I am going with indomitable. I am going after goals with passion, and aggression. I have decided either I attack my (and my wifes) goals or I stop having them. No more excuses, no more desire only, no more waiting. The time is now, and I will not be stopped. Win or lose I will give it my all and give God the glory. Sink or swim I will be in the water.
I am not going to announce my goals because I have heard that once you tell people your goals and plans you feel a certain sense of accomplishment so I will just update as I go.
What about you? Do you have a goal, a word, a desire? I highly suggest you pick a word and run with it. You can choose anything, just pick something and then you have all year to get there.
Just a thought,