I've been thinking about what I want to do this year and there are a lot of things I want to accomplish. I want to get more organized, get back into pre-Chubbermunch shape, get involved in a service or church ministry that I can do with Zeke, and become better at keeping in touch with friends. I want to plant herbs on my balcony and finally frame some art. I want write more poetry and learn a host of new homemaking skills.
Sometimes its overwhelming thinking about all the things I want to do and I forget who I want to be.
I stumbled onto this via Passionate Homemaking:
"In her book, Keep A Quiet Heart, Elisabeth Elliot encourages us to focus on the most important of New Year’s hopes:
“Will the young woman find a mate? Will the couple have a child? Maybe this year will be the year of desire fulfilled. Perhaps, on the other hand, it will be the year of desire radically transformed, the year of finding, as we have perhaps not yet truly found, Christ to be the All-Sufficient One, Christ the ‘deep sweet well of Love’” (page 49, emphasis mine).
This year, let us ask God to dissolve all our hopes (however good they may be!) into a single hope: to know Christ and to be found in Him. May this be a year of desire radically transformed, a deeper, truer, knowing of Christ as our All-Sufficient One.
“But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:7-8a)." - Nicole Whitacre
So I'm cutting down my list.
Lord, let my heart be undivided. And my goals be one.