Resolutions. They’re popping up everywhere now that we are just one day away from closing the book of 2014. I’m a waffler when it comes to resolutions. Some years I make them. Other years my resolution is simply to not make a resolution. (those were the only years that I actually kept my resolutions) Last year I sat down with pen and paper and made detailed resolutions and then lost that notebook about two months later. I think its important to have goals in life and I do agree that it seems fitting to make these goals at the beginning of something–a new year, a new month, a new day even. Without goals we can sometimes forget the bigger picture and stop striving for something better. After all, there’s always room for improvement, right?
I still have 24 hours to decide whether or not I’ll join the resolution movement but either way I know that 2015 will bring a lot of changes to our family. We are praying, God willing, that in 2015 we will see the face of the child who already holds our hearts in Ethiopia. Our oldest child will be starting kindergarten and will continue to brighten our days in new ways. Our youngest child will continue to learn and grow and amaze us. In 2013, God called us to do something we had never imagined. In 2014, we pursued that calling with everything we had. In 2015, we plan to continue to follow His lead and hope that the world is changed for the better simply because we said “yes”.
Today, as I was browsing social media, I came across a resolution written by a girl whom I do not know. I should clarify–she had almost 10 resolutions. It was what she said next that got my attention– “and when I fail at these, my resolution is to rest fully in His goodness and grace”. YES! I love that! No matter what I vow to change/lose/gain/eliminate/quit/start tomorrow, God covers us in grace. That isn’t dependent on me being able to successfully cross something off of my goal list. That’s a fact. Doesn’t that just make you feel so….loved? Even safe? Its okay to screw up, He loves us anyway (even with those extra 5 pounds).
While I’m still on the fence about my resolutions for 2015, I do know one goal that have: to be a better version of my 2014 self. What about you?