“Something’s got to change!” Have you ever said that in January? I sure have. I mean here we are only 6 days till the end of the month, and already I am thinking that I need to do things differently. Thank you Glynnis Whitwer for your recent blog on Proverbs 31. She says “It’s usually when I’m frustrated with myself for something I’m not doing. For example, my broken-record complaints focus on the same three things: losing weight, better managing my work load, and spending more time with people I love.” Does this sound like you? I feel like she is in my head….
The problem isn’t my effort; it’s my approach. Something has to change. What is the saying “If you do the same things the same way, you will always get the same results”? So, my approach needs to change – yes, this is a little bit out of my comfort zone. Change is difficult for this girl. The difference is that I want things to be different this year – I want to reach new heights in my business, I want to gain more financial freedom, I want to GROW in my walk with God AND I want to spend more time with my family. WOW! That sounds like a lot to get done and manage at one time, doesn’t it?
Glynnis say “So I prayed about these three areas in my life, and asked God to show me a fresh approach for each. Being a faithful God, He gave me some options to shake up my routines.” My problem is that I have a hard time LISTENING. I like two of her ideas that might actually work for me..
1. Rather than try to manage my emails by spending more time on them, I’m unsubscribing to every list. I’ll visit websites and blogs on my schedule. It is time to set time limits on Facebook and emails realizing that I don’t need to answer everyone immediately.
2. Realizing I’ve become too inward focused, I’ve made a list of special days, activities, and places I want to go where I can invite others to join me. Hey, I could combine reaching out to NEW customers when I am out and about.
As we start 2014, may we become women who listen for the voice of Jesus as He speaks new ways into old habits. May we raise our faces to the fresh wind of the Holy Spirit. And may we trust Jesus as He takes us in to deep waters, where under His direction, we’ll see amazing results. Share with us how YOU are going to do things differently this year…
Relax, Reflect & Recharge… Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!