Thursday, December 31, 2009
A New Year, A New You...again!
So it is New Year's eve and of course people are beginning to think about all things that they want to do different in the coming year! The list is long and varied ranging from saving more money, reading more books, to planning for additions to their family, preparing to lose a loved one! Every year at this time we all find ourselves saying..."This year will be different!" Or "This year will be better!"
Both statements are true! 2010 will be a different year! 2010 will be a better year from many people! But of course the notion of us starting a new life trend, weight loss plan, new commitment, will-for some of us-result in disappointment. We find ourselves starting January 1st with such spirit and gusto...and by the time we make it to March the spirit has faded, the gusto is gone! So how do we compact this pattern? How do we beat the cycle of New Year's disappointment?
For me personally, I had to create a road map...and written plan! I cannot go into the New Year with a head full of plans and no way to start them! However, with the writing of this plan, I am fully aware that God could and can come in and change this plan to His liking! So maybe the written plan is a rough draft and God will come in and make the final proof and edits.
Since 2010 is the beginning of a new decade, instead of making new year resolutions I decided to write out goals i would like achieve by the end of this decade! My first piano teacher, Tony Carrillo, encouraged me years ago to write out life goals in 10 year sets! I found the list I wrote in 1999 and it was interesting to see how much of my life had changed and how many of the goals were really achieved! So I am sharing with you my "New Decade Resolution/Goals"
-Continue to Campaign for "Take A Moment" Tuesday! Changing the world through kindness to strangers!
-Complete my Ordination Track
-Complete my Master's Degree
-Develop Ministry Mentor program for Worship Leaders
-Participate in 3 musicals (non directing role)
-Continue writing in journals, and blog
-Reading through Entire Bible (6 times)
-Participate in 10 Mission trips/Service Projects
-Reduce Household debt no less then 50%
-Continue on reach my target weight loss goal
-Record a CD
-Personal trips 2 NYC, California, Europe, Prince Edward Island!
-in all things ask how God is being glorified in what I am doing!
-Continue asking if I am giving God the best I have to offer!
My prayer for everyone is that you all find favor in the Lord! That He would so richly bless Your life, and in turn we would all become better servants, better people, as we continue to serve Him!
"For I know the plans I have for you...plans to prosper and not to harm you...Plans to give you a hope and a future." Jer. 29:11 paraphrased
Happy New Year!