It seems like everyone is setting goals for the New Year. They sound less threatening than resolutions but still invoke pangs of pressure and guilt before I've even picked up my pen.
I'm a planner at heart. But setting myself up with a plan at this stage in my life just seems cruel and unusual punishment. Instead, I'm trying to rest in God's arms, trust that His timing is best and even when it doesn't seem to be best, know that He will grant me the peace and energy to handle whatever it is that has come crashing (or sweetly crawling) through my door.
So my goals for this year look a bit different.
1) I want to take each day as it comes, commit it to God, and try to strike a good balance of praise, rest, work, and loving others.
2) I want to take better care of myself, physically, so that I have more energy and stamina to succeed at #1 above (going to bed earlier, walking a couple days a week, etc.).
3) If, on any given day, I fail at #1 and/or #2 above, I hope to grant myself the grace to try again the next day (without guilt and brow-beating) and extend that same grace to those around me when they mess up. Because, Lord knows, we all mess up.
There you have it. Those are my goals for 2015. They are plenty for the year that lies ahead.
Love and Peace,