my 2014 “resolution”

With the arrival of the New Year come the inevitable posts on social media and conversations in person about “New Year Resolutions”, goal setting, hopes for the upcoming year, and on and on.  Since I have been bombarded by these topics for the past few days, my mind has of course started reeling:

Should I make a resolution this year?  They never work anyway.  What’s the point?  I really should do something.  But what?  January 1 is just another day.  Why would I pick now to make a drastic change?  This is ridiculous.  I really should try to do something…

I tell you, my mind hasn’t stopped, and I really don’t even know why!

I should try to be more present in each moment.  I should try to be more patient.  I should try to keep my paperwork more organized and filed.  I should stay on top of housework and laundry.  I should plan out my week’s meals.  I should try to work on keeping work at work and be more present at home.  I should make a better budget.  I should worry less.  I should stop comparing myself and my life to those around me.  I should be happy with what I have.  I should work on my art more.  I should, I should, I should…

 Honestly, the thoughts are exhausting me.  I do want to do all of those things, and truthfully, it doesn’t take the New Year for me to work on them {they really are all things I work to improve each and every day}.  If I am completely honest with myself, though, I keep coming back to one word: PRAY.  That’s it.  Simple.  My “New Year’s Resolution” or my life resolution or whatever you want to call it, is to pray more, pray better, pray constantly.  All those other things, all those other thoughts, all my worries…ALL OF THEM will be okay, all of them will get better WHEN I PRAY.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray continually

Colossians 4:2 Devote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

I’ll let you know how it goes.



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