New Day Determined
Every year I have good intentions but they tend to slip away with the dawning of a new day. Of course I've not abandoned my intentions purposely. Too many times it's only after much time has passed and I've gotten lost in the day to day when something stirs the memory and I disappointedly realize somewhere along the way I lost sight of my intention. Unintentionally this is a place we all find ourselves. We set goals, we mean well but the days, weeks and months roll by and before we know it a new year has been ushered in and we've found ourselves no closer to where we meant to be. Even more sadly we may even find ourselves further from where we envisioned. There have been times I've even purposely had no goals or intention just so I didn't have to go through the disappointment of what I deemed as failure. I would reason that doing such allowed me a pass and I wouldn't have any reason to give myself mental lashings for "failing to obtain". In reality those lashings still came because deep inside I still secretly wanted to be further. When I find myself in the exact same state I have nobody to blame but myself... When I fail to plan I am indeed planning to fail. Looking onward. Even if my plan, goal or intentions don't turn out as I hoped I will offer myself the same grace I would give to others. I would never berate someone for not achieving a goal instead I would encourage them to keep making steps to work towards their vision. I deserve the same encouragement so why shouldn't say the same to myself. So what am I going to do? I'm going to set some goals in writing. I will have categories, there will be: within 1 year, within 5 years, and before I die. Instead of just having good intentions I will with determination work towards meeting my goals. At the ending of each week or month I will (with grace) evaluate how well I am reaching my aim and readjust as needed. Everyday will offer new challenges and I may have to make allowances for change but I will be determined to not allow those challenges to become an excuse to remain stalled. Every day is new and given to us to begin again. Let's all make today and everyday count.
"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good. ~Author Unknown"
I'm a wife of 20 years to a husband that consistently chooses to love me despite my flaws and a mother of 3 wonderful, loving and giving children. I have 6 babies waiting for me up in Heaven. I'm imperfect, often broken and learning; you will see many aspects of what makes me the person I am throughout this blog. You will find no condemnation from me. I have my fair share of problems and battles, I win some and lose some but by God's grace I'm continuing in the good fight. I'm attempting to live life authentically and I enjoy the many blessings God has given both in happiness and pain. I don't have any formal education in Biblical Studies and I don't claim to be an expert. I'm just sharing experiences and lessons I am learning or trying to learn as I go through life.