How many times have you been asked what your "new years resolutions" are? My daughter asked me that last week and I told her I had none. New years resolutions are silly, made to be broken in a few weeks or days right? ( like the ever constant, I am gonna lose weight, diet and blah blah blah!
My thouhgts are that if you want to make some changes, do it NOW, don't wait till a new year. Of course there could be lots of things I would like to change, and I plan to. But the biggest thing I want to do is to continue to be my own life manager! Running a country or a big cooperation is not for me. Politics never attracted me nor did civil service. Running my own plumbing and remodeling business is my calling, and managing my life is my responsibility What do I mean to be a "life manager"? Simply this: We get up everyday with choices and duties which can be done right or wrong, with joy or dread. The field is not always level when it comes to health, appearance, wealth, family and background. But the field IS level in a few areas.
1. We all have 24 hours in a day.
2. All of us eat, drink, dress and breath.
3 We all make many choices each day and hour.
4. We all must die and stand before a Holy God in judgement.
So, I want to be a good manager of how I spend my time, what I eat and drink, how I dress, how I treat people , what kind of attitude I display, how I REACT to others actions and words. No way can I determine how others will act or what they will do or say. But I can control how I react.
In our lives we have several priorities. Our spiritual lives, our family lives, our bodies, our finances, our attitudes. We should give an account to ourselves everyday -- as if we were reporting to a manager- as to how we did that day. Then we can make adjustments as needed, repent as needed and improve!
So for 2019 my goal is to be full time my own life manager.