Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Year Commitments

Resolutions are easy to make and just as easy to break. Therefore, I am making New Year's Commitments. Much stronger, don't you think?!? So here they are in no particular order.

In 2009, I commit myself...

to being a servant. This means to God, to Ashleigh, my family, my friends, and my country. In 2008, I went on my first mission trip. So sad, at the age of 29, I go on my first trip.

to be more understanding and less prejudiced. This is just one of the things that Jesus showed yet isn't highlighted in scripture. Not once did you read about someone with an illness who wanted to be cured and Jesus getting upset by that person's presence. Not once did He look the other way to avoid eye contact with someone in need. Jesus didn't flinch when the lepers came to him to be healed (even though they were society's outcasts).

to watch my tongue. If you know me well, you know I have a sharp tongue. Mostly with witty quips that might sound funny coming out, but stick in my brain like the aroma from Rosie's will stick to your clothes. For some reason, my wit resides in my throat, clearly bypassing the filters in my brain.

to get off my tail. I have let complacency creep in to my life this past year. I am happy to sit on my tail, putting off the things I need to do to the last minute. I have gotten downright lazy and it stops here.

to focus. I noticed something about myself several months back that really troubles me. I can be fervently completing a task, get diverted for a brief moment, and quit and do something else. How frustrating to have 50 tasks be 75% done!

to love. This has never been a real weakness for me, but who in their right mind can say that they show "love" just enough?

OK, so there you have it World. I put myself out there. Our lives are open novels, and I need you to help me keep my commitments. Only 358 more days to go.

1 comment:

Sunny said...

I think that a lot of your commitments are ones that we can all make. I wish you and Ashleigh all the best this year!