Well, as you may have noticed, I missed blogging at all in January. The irony of which is that in my last post I said that one of my new year’s resolutions was to post a blog weekly through 2011. I figured a good jumping in point now would be to revisit my resolutions and give an update on who things are going.
As to my first resolution, to maintain a regular journal. Though I have not been writing in the journal daily, I have been putting some thoughts and some details of my life on paper at least weekly. The major problem has been scheduling time to do so, but I have at least made sure that the important decisions or things I feel like God is leading me to do are in there. Since the journal isn’t a public thing, but for my own benefit, I have (so far) made sure the things worth remembering are there.
My second resolution was to maintain the weekly blog. Well, you can see how that is going. But I am back, and not giving up. In fact, as I sit here to write this, my intention is to continue writing and get a few weeks ahead while I have the time.
And on the third resolution – to read two books a month – January proved to be very successful. In fact, I read four. I read Ann Jackson’s “Permission to Speak Freely,” “Larsen’s Handbook of Spiritual Warfare,” “Surprised by Grace” by Tullian Tchividjian and have only a couple of chapters left in “A Whole New Mind” by Daniel H. Pink.
Now the reason I wanted to revisit the idea of new year’s resolutions is that for most people, by February you have either turned those resolutions into habits, or have forgotten about them completely. The thing is, most of us resolve ourselves to do things that are beneficial for us. So now that we are a year into 2011, I wanted to share with you that on my own resolutions I have failed one, did acceptable on another, and have excelled past what I thought I’d do on the third. So what do we do with that? Well, I believe we need to celebrate the areas we are doing well in, and recommit and challenge ourselves in the one’s we’ve so far missed the mark on. So will you press on? Or are you done for another year? It’s up to you.
Feel free to share your success, failure, or continued resolve in the comments section.