Last year, I wanted my word to be ... peace.
The past few months, I've taken the word our pastor is teaching about and tried to focus on it ... joy.
As I look at 2012 approaching, I still need to persevere. I still long for joy and peace. I'm not making resolutions simply because I am supposed to. I don't want to make them out of tradition, and break them out of tradition.
But I have another word ... responsibility. I have responsibilities that I'm not fulfilling to the best of my ability. I'm not doing my best for God, or my family. I need to do better, give more in some areas:
- time with God and reading His Word
- nurturing my marriage
- listening to each of my children
- training my children
- homeschool preparations
- hitting all those "little extra" school subjects it's easy to let slide
- meal planning
- house work and laundry
- living frugally
I know I need to improve in these areas. My husband and kids know I need to improve. The house SHOWS that I need to improve. I've been slacking at my job, not fulfilling my responsibilities, letting God and my family down.
I need wisdom to know how best to change. I need perseverance to stick with the tasks. I need joy as I go about my work. I need the peace that these changes will bring about.
Not making resolutions. Just fulfilling my responsibilities.