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This Holiday Season, Don’t Expect This Girl To Make Any New Year’s Resolutions.
Yea I get it, it’s tempting. The whole new year, new me thing. Unfortunately it doesn’t work for me, and it doesn’t work for most people. Statistics show that only 8% of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions.
I am a dreamer who has unrealistic expectations for myself. This means that I set the bar high and become disappointed when I can’t meet those expectations. I’m trying to work on knowing that it’s all in God’s hands but that can be hard when it’s easy to compare myself to those around me.
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”- Theodore Roosevelt
This year, instead of making specific New Year’s resolutions I plan to instead put my life into God’s hands. When times get rough, life is less stressful and disappointing if I know it’s all part of God’s plan. Here is what I need to come into terms with in 2018:
- My life isn’t in my control.
- My life is in God’s control.
Honoring God in my daily life will strengthen my relationship with him and allow me to give myself completely to God’s will. In order to honor God there are some areas in my life I need to work on:
- Loving not just who are close to me but all of my neighbors.
- Becoming a better example to my kid.
- Working on my marriage.
- Doing the best I can in other roles in my life such as employee, sister, daughter, etc.
- Most importantly, accepting the mistakes that I will make along the way and learning from them.
“My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”- Psalm 73:26
These actions, although not specific goals, are ones that I hope to still be working on the rest of my life. Every year I hope to strengthen myself in ways that will lead me closer to the Lord. I want to further invest myself in my marriage and motherhood which are my most important roles. I take comfort in knowing that God already sees the mistakes I’m going to make this year and for many years to come but still loves me nonetheless. What a great love!
Happy New Year!
-Holly, the imperfect momma.