Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

For many years, I have not made resolutions. I learned from years past, I don't keep them anyway.
I can't tell you how many times I resolved to lose weight. It lasted about 2 days.
I've resloved to be a better Mom, wife, friend, housekeeper, you name it.
I've resolved to be more organized, do more charitable work, or catch up on bookwork, only to forget about it in....about 2 days.

For the last few months, I have stressed over my weight, family, finances, our future (retirement or lack of) and too many other situations I have no control over.

So, for the last few days, as I was thinking about 2010 and what I want for us and our family, I have realized where I am going wrong. It's not what I want, but what God wants for me. It's not that I have not always known that, because I am a Christian and I love the Lord and know he has a plan for me and those I love.
But, I have always been an "I can do it myself" kinda girl. It's only when I give up control to Him that things fall into place.

So, as a resolution (or prayer) this year, I am committed to being quiet and listening to what God has to say to me about certain situations. This is one resoulution I am relying on my Lord to help me with. I'm not going to try to do it "by myself", but am listening to what he wants me to do.

I wish for all of you who read this all the best the New Year has to offer. I look forward to my blogging experiences, as it has opened doors to people, friendships and situations, I had never dreamed it could.
A very Happy 2010 to all.


Renee @ AddMoreChocolate said...

Hi Beverly,
So nice to meet you! I wish you and yours a very blessed New Year. I'm having fun reading your blog and seeing all those sweet grandkids. And red! You are a woman after my own heart :-)

The Graceful Stitch said...

Hi Beverly! A loud Amen! from the other side of the country! I so agree with you. Sometimes I wonder what I missed that the Lord was going to bless me with because I was running in circles of my own making. I've decided to apply your resolution in my life as well as spend more time in prayer. Oh the places we'll go with God's leading.

Farmchick said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. I love all of the craft projects you made for Christmas. How wonderful to have you as a grandma!!!!

Sally said...

Happy New Year Beverly!

May this year be a special one for you. I enjoyed so much reading your comments on your new year's resolution. I am going to do my best to do the same. Thank you for sharing what was on your heart. I know the Lord will answer all of your prayers.
Rich blessings to you and your family this new year.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

The best resolution I've ever read. Sometimes it's hardest to let God be in control. We are mom's after all, so we spend so much time having to be in control ourselves. This was wonderful. I'm catching up reading posts again, and I just read about your Christmas pictures. That was a wonderful idea too. Happy New Year!

Jane said...

Good Morning Beverly,
You wrote a beautiful post and one that we all can learn from.
Wishing you the best in 2010. It's been a pleasure getting to know you!
P.S. - Still frigid here. It's 5 degrees right now and snowing. The weatherman just said we are not going to be above 15 degrees this week...unusually cold for our area.

Diana said...

Enjoyed a first visit! We definitely have some things in common.

Happy New Year!

Acorn Cottage said...

That sounds like a great way to start off the New Year. Sometimes, just making time to have some quiet, pray and meditate on things can be a challenge. I always feel more at peace when I have do so though. May God watch over you today and throughout the year!

Smiles, Nancy

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Happy New Year!
Oh yes, me too, its time to just listen the the lord and see what he has in store for us. You are so right on.
Big hugs and enjoy your day,

Stacey said...

I completely understand how you feel. You said it perfectly for me too. :)

Suzanne said...

I agree that God is in control and He wants us to succeed. One thing I found is if you list your goals for the year and share them you are more likely to achieve them. I too never was able to keep my resolutions more than a few days but last year discovered by sharing them on my blog made me more accountable. So if I wanted to find time to be more creative I told my readers that's what I planned to do then SHOWED them the results of my success. I have managed to keep most all of my 2009 resolutions and I owe most of it to my sharing with my blog friends. Exercise is the one area that I need to re list this year. I wish you the very best for 2010!