The List.3:02:00 PM
This year, I said that I wasn't going to make a long list of resolutions and just focus on "Our Daily Bread." Well, as I laid on the couch to take my daily pregnancy nap... I realized that I haven't even glanced at last year's resolutions to see how I did. Being the competitive person that I am, a nap no longer took priority and the need to see how many "check marks" I got seemed more important.
I have to say... I did pretty good. Most years, by the second month I have already forgotten my resolutions. I am not sure that this year was any different... after all, I don't recall even looking at this list of "goals" after the 1st part of the year. So what made this year more successful than others?
I recall praying about my 2011 resolutions and as I look back today on the list, the ones that I "completed" were not just goals that I set for myself. They were dreams and desires of my heart. Things that I was earnestly praying about. Things that were so meaningful to my heart, that it was more than just a resolution. It was a prayer request. So really I didn't complete the "checklist" at all. My mighty Savior did. He is the one that made this past year a success and took my requests farther than I could have ever imagined. So He gets the credit this year... I just made the list.