Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 My One Resolution

  
 2013 My One Resolution.
  
Hebrews 12:1-2

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider Him who endured such opposition for sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.


Over the past year, and to be more honest, over my lifetime, I have taken on things at a daily rate that do not align to my purpose on this earth.  You know where I've always ended?  “Distracted, confused, out of time, and off course”.  It is my ONE Resolution this year to follow the plan that the Lord has for me; Because, this last year, I learned the rewards of walking fully in obedience.  Don't get me wrong.  I'm not saying that I was obedient every day of last year.  I couldn't even start to slip that by:) What I am saying is this past year I received a word from the Lord, and for the first time in my life, I walked through it from beginning to end.  This was a very first for me.  I had never walked through a calling from the Lord beginning to end.  I have always been derailed somewhere along the way.  Looking back on my life, I can clearly see places and times the Lord had called me to do something.  Perhaps something as simple as saying a word; I could not walk it out.  I now know the tremendous blessings that lie on the other side if we can stay on track.  We let so many things get in the way.  My biggest?  Fear of man.  Others: general fear, people, other Christians, distractions, time mismanagement, selfishness, confusion, business, comparison, finances, and the list goes on.  All of these are nothing more than Satan working overtime to keep us from the blessings the Lord has for our life.  Satan is fully aware that when we truly receive from the Lord, we will be "sold out to Christ".   Satan knows, if He can just keep us from tasting fully the goodness of the Lord, or get us far enough away from Christ, he can keep us in that lukewarm place in our lives that will ultimately render us his.  

Revelation 3:15-16
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot.  I wish you were either one or the other!  So, because you are lukewarm- neither hot nor cold- I am about to spew you out of my mouth.

Ladies, I have a vision for this year.   It's something that has been stirring in me this entire last year.   I've been filled with thought, but just pieces of thought strewn everywhere- life too busy and too many other things viding for time and attention to try to piece it all together.   In saying that, I've also been in expectancy- knowing that all those scribbles on sheets of paper crammed in books, on my night stand, and between seats, are meant for something, someone, somewhere, somehow... Could it actually be that I am to share more here than I want?  Share more than is comfortable?  Could it be that perhaps the Dream the Lord lay in my lap, I carried off on my own accord without Him?
Am I really here again?  Taking the long way home?  Wondering in the Wilderness?  Wading in luke warm water? Regretfully, I believe the answer is yes.

The basic vision has not changed, but for this site to remain here, I have to align it with my goals or throw it off.  I'm choosing align. 

Yes, I stuck my toe in over  Here .   Then attempted squeezing Him in Here .  Only in the spaces between toes as not to step on any, but  I'm done toe dipping and tip toeing...



 
 
I am "sold out" completely "all in"- hot water that is.  On the high dive after the bounce…

Any one in for a New Year?

 

4 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you about how our busy lives get us out of God's alignment. Someone asked me the other day if I had a resolution for the year and I had to answer no. I don't necessarily have a goal to reach but I've felt for a long time that this year is going to change my life. Not so much me forcing the change though but allowing my life to go where God leads. I'm REALLY looking forward to this new year!

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    1. That makes me so excited for you Heather. I will sincerely keep you in my prayers. It is my prayer for every woman. I'll be anticipating your story here- don't forget! So good to hear from you. Cheers to the New Year! Looking for ward with you.

      Kasse D

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