Every year I hear many of my dear friends make resolutions for the new year. I have to admit I used to do the same thing. But here is what I have learned over the years about resolutions. I am terrible at keeping them. In fact most of the time I had long forgotten them by or before the end of January. The thing is I really like me most of the time. I realize I am a work in progress all the time and God has his hands full with me. But I do like having a focus. Something that I think will help me move forward in my little world. I pray about it for a while and often it is by surprise that God points the way. Can I just say, God’s timetable does not meet mine? There are many times it is not by January 1 that I know the direction we are heading. For someone who likes to know things ahead of time, this is a bit mind boggling at times and I am pretty sure God uses it to bring me out of my comfort zone.
In the last few months of 2014, my family experienced a loss in our family. It touched my heart very deeply and I just seemed to go through the moments. As I was looking back I felt like God was asking me to awake my soul, my very being. I love music and so many of the songs that I listened to had those words in it. My devotions did too. I did not like the word at all and I am still not sure what God is going to do with that and our journey. But I am game for the adventure. AWAKEN! What does that mean? Already he has shown me that I need to live in the moments. Once they are gone, I can’t get them back. How true to heart that is. I am working on having a healthy body and spirit and somehow I believe God will awaken me as we walk together. I have never been one to like being out of my comfort zone, but I believe God is going to ask that of me. I can choose to let fear rule or I can choose to follow God’s lead and live in the moment. Who knows what I will discover. But I will never know unless I take the risk. I don’t want to go through life not truly living and missing out on some of the most treasured moments God is holding out to me.