Happy New Year! I wish you a healthy, fulfilling 2010.
I am very much a creature of scheduled habit. I hate surprises and I prefer things to go off the way I expect in the time frame I have reserved for them. (Now, I'm not so stiff that I can't adapt to changes. I just prefer things that way. You understand.)
The last few months, it's been a challenge getting my posts up each day. So much so, that I missed quite a few. I had added a morning run during the summer and the return to homeschooling threw off that schedule of mine. I was running during my study time, so then I was studying during my blogging time. The blog didn't get done.
This morning, I read Psalm 119:112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes forever, to the very end. (NKJV) In the CEV, it reads I have made up my mind to obey your laws forever, no matter what. See that resolve, that commitment! I always find time to do those things I am totally committed to.
The question is, what will those things be?
That's my project for today- determining where I should spend my time and energy. God has a plan for this upcoming year so my first test is making sure my goals are inline with His.
- I have to watch out for my health and I have to take care of the ones He's entrusted to me.
- I want my marriage to thrive.
- I have responsibilities managing the household. I've taken on obligations, like doing science with the grade schoolers and various church offices each with duties associated with it.
- Then there's writing. It is truly the most fun, most challenging, most gratifying thing I have ever worked at.
I will be prayerfully considering each of those areas. What am I doing right? Where do I need to make changes? What needs to go completely? Is there something I should add? Jon is working on something similar right now. He's finding he'd really like to have a business, and he's got a few ideas. He's also really like to be teaching on marriage and family. Maybe that's the direction God has for us and my goals will start coming in line with that. I'll let you know. What about you? Where do you spend most of your time and energy? What goals and dreams do you have?