You can call it a ‘resolution’ or you can call it a ‘goal’ or a ‘vision,’ but after reflecting for the last week I have come to a comfortable place with solidifying mine. It is based off of Luke 6:46, in which Jesus is speaking to his disciples and a large number of people from all over who came to hear him and be healed from their diseases:
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”
I know at first glance this might seem like a strange verse to cement my vision for this year, but to me it’s a simply stated reminder to faithfully, truthfully and transparently continue to move forward in what the Lord leads me in. I want to, as humble as I can, follow the Lord’s commands at as simple of a level as possible. The following is a list of things I want to make a priority because they are areas that I easily doubt myself on:
I want to respect and treat people with dignity – including those who do not treat me as such. I want to responsibly lead my family, my organization and this bridge building movement that the Lord has presented. I want to love those who don’t love me. I want my yes to be yes and no to be no. I want to have faith like a mustard seed in all the areas that seem so impossible – from having children to raising finances to changing cultural engagement. (and I’m talking about a real mustard seed…you seen those things? They’re tiny!)And most of all I want to be an honest, truthful servant in all areas of my life, from those areas in public to those areas in private.
Do any of you have a vision/resolution/goal for the new year? What is it – and it’s ok to say lose weight because besides my spiritualization of this post, I to would like to drop a few pounds 🙂