Here we are again at the beginning of February. I’ve given up making New Year’s resolutions. I just don’t resolve and follow through like I wish I would. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could just decide how we want to be and then be it? Golly, I would be more organized, a better cook, a better housekeeper, a better wife, a better mother…I’d memorize chapters and even books of scriptures, I’d even write extensively and perhaps even be published. I’d lose weight, keep it off forever, and feel great. I’d exercise an hour a day and not even mind doing it. My meals would be appetizing, varied and cheap as dirt.
Ah, for a magic wand to make it all happen! The truth is, I can’t make myself change like just like that. Some of these wishes about myself are good things that I can work towards; but, to expect that I’m going to just make a resolution and do it isn’t realistic in my life. I’m like Paul, who in Romans 7 talks about not doing what he wants to do and doing what he does not want to do.
So, what’s a girl to do?
16a “This is what the LORD says: Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is,and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls….”
To me, that means I need to slow down, stop, be still and listen to God. I need to seek His wisdom while it may be found. I believe that I can change many things in my life, with God’s help. There are other things that are just too big for me. For those, I’m asking God to change me. I need to be “transformed by the renewing of my mind”.
Let’s pray for those big changes and make little steps toward them.
Just something to think about….