Monday, January 3, 2011

Resolute

I have posted before about how much I hate New Year's resolutions. I still do.

I feel like it's just another way of setting myself up for failure. And, let's face it, I don't need any help with that.

But, I do wish to be more resoluteAdmirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.

In everything I do.

There are so many things in my life that don't get all of my attention because there are so many things.

I want to be resolute with each and every one of them. 

There's no need for me to add new things to my list. I just need to be resolute with the things I already have.

I want to be resolute in my marriage ... moving forward to an even deeper relationship with my Beau. It's been 16 years, you know. This seems to be everyone's tricky part, but I will be resolute.

I want to be resolute as a parent ... never giving up on my children, never backing down, standing firm in what I know God commands me to do, and loving them even harder, if that's possible.

I want to be resolute as a friend ... not reverting back to being a loner and not allowing my friends to do the same, to be available to each of them even more, and to cultivate new friendships. This takes effort, people. But, so worth it.

I want to be resolute for myself ... to just not be so darn hard on me all the time, to appreciate and celebrate who I am more and not try to be someone else.

I want to be resolute in my relationship with Christ ... to quit allowing life to separate me from Him, to know Him more, and to continue to work toward truly fulfilling His call on my life.

There.

Being resolute is hard for this weak, fleshly girl. It's a good thing that in my weakness, He is strong. That pretty much makes Him amazing.

"'My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness... For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10


4 Comments:

Tammy said...

Resolute. I like that. Going to give it a go! Great post. :)

Kim B. said...

Love this blog!!! A resolutely devoted fan determined to walk with resolution!!! Thank you for sharing this!

H-Mama said...

Great list, Chica! I'm with you on the resolutions... but I may set a few goals. Maybe not. We'll see. ;)

jennifer said...

I really like the way you worded this. Resolute sounds a lot better than making resolutions.

Happy New Year!