17 Jan

It’s OKAY!

So here we are… already into the third week of this new year!  How’s your resolutions going so far? … or work toward your goals? If you are like most of us, many of us have already “failed”.  With that being said I want to let you know that I have also…and it’s OKAY!

It is too easy to fall back into old patterns of behavior after even just one slip! I am speaking for myself first and foremost. My television fast was quickly compromised when I got that nasty flu bug that is going around.  During that time I sought mindlessness while suffering the aches and pains.  Now, after a week of falling off that wagon, here I sit telling you that it’s OKAY!

God isn’t going to love me any less. The world isn’t going to come to an end and most important of all is that I can pick up where I left off.  Today is my time of reviewing the past week, planning the week ahead and adding and/or removing things from my plan that are just not that important after all.  I have a tendency to over-schedule my life and activities without much thought to overall time management. That overwhelm, in turn, often leads to just throwing my hands in the air and feeling like a quitter-and that REALLY bugs me and conflicts with my view of myself!

And so here I am today, writing the first blog post of the new year! This was a task I self-assigned that should be done at least three times a week! Abiding Ways website is fallow and undeveloped, still haven’t gotten familiar with WordPress or installed it either.  I have lots of ideas but execution? Ah well, it’s OKAY!

I HAVE made MD and dentist appointments! I am reading scripture daily and doing my basic Flylady.net stuff. Even de-cluttering a bit as I head toward a minimalist lifestyle. As I do at least some of the stuff that I believe in, I’m learning that it’s OKAY to not keep up with those things that are less important and keeping my God-given priorities in order. And have I really failed? Instead I believe that I just took a few hits in my personal pride and God gave me a few lessons! 

He’s funny like that… and I am so thankful!

I’d love to hear how you’re doing with your current 2015 stuff! And please, share the lesson(s) you may have learned when you felt like a “failure”.

I AM working on preliminary research for an online Lifegroup (small group) Bible study which would also help decide the future of Abiding Ways. It will take only a few minutes of your time to fill out my survey. I’d greatly appreciate your input! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9QWRC6H

Hope you'll share with others!