2012 is coming to an end .... in just a few short days the New Year arrives.  Looking back over the past year I can see where I have grown and changed.  Things that once annoyed me so greatly doesn't even hit my radar.  Where some things that never touched my heart, now are brought before the Lord in prayer.  I've seen such growth in my sons as well.  We are all learning and growing.  It's been difficult, joyous, painful, and fun.  Through it all God has been faithful.

Part of looking back in any situation or reason is to see the negative as well.  Not that you dwell on the negative things in your life by no means.  I'm simply saying that if you want to accurately assess a situation, whether it's a relationship, job, attitude, or whatever you should see it from all sides and that includes the negatives. 

So in looking back at 2012 the negatives that stand out to me today are all my excuses.  Mainly the excuses for not getting into shape which was my "in the back of my mind goal" for 2012.

Here is my  list of excuses:
(no order)
  • I don't have enough time
  • the boys need me
  • I'm tired
  • I'm stressed
  • I am happy with me 
My list for not spending real quality, consistent time with God every day
(no order)
  • I'm tired
  • I can talk to God any time through out the day
  • He knows my needs
  • Not enough time 
I'm sure that there is a ton of things I could add to those lists.  But I'm sure you get the gist. It's sad and quite frankly I'm fed up with my excuses.  I am given just as much time in life as everyone else.  Will it require some planning?  Yep.  Will it require some self-discipline?  Absolutely.

Time to buck up little girl.  The only one that can change any of this is ... ME.

Time to get cracking (on myself!)

1 comment:

Bree said...

Praying with you sister! You've made it to where you are, God sustaining, growing, strengthening and comforting you. The pruning and refining... Praise the LORD who is faithful to His girl :) Love to you and the boys :)