Friday, January 1, 2010


I've never been a big fan of making resolutions at the start of the new year. To me, resolutions are things you promise to do or not do which you focus on for a few weeks and then as soon as something gets in the way, you leave them by the wayside. Once you break your resolution, there doesn't seem to be any going back. At least that's how it's always been to me.

For some reason, though, I've been thinking about the start of 2010 for several weeks now... maybe even months. I feel a strong desire to affect change in my life in 2010. Not that my life isn't great and all, but I know there are things that I could focus more on (or less on) and do more of (or less of), that would make me a better person.

So, I've been making random lists of goals in my mind for awhile. Unfortunately, I haven't written them all down as they've come to me. But an overwhelming theme in all of these goals is to Be Intentional.

I want to Be Intentional in everything I do.
- parenting
- marriage
- friendships
- serving God
- loving & serving others

I am really going to try to focus on Being Intentional every day of 2010. To help me keep my focus, I decided to pick a "lifeverse" for 2010. I wanted to pick a scripture that I could think of daily that would remind me of what my overarching goal is for 2010. I actually found several.

As I type this, I've settled on the following:

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." Colossians 3:17

Some of the other scriptures that I'll use as supporting references are:

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men" Colossians 3:23

"Therefore, prepare your minds for action" I Peter 1:13

"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." Romans 12:11

I'd love to have you join me in picking a "lifeverse" that is meaningful to you for 2010 - one that can inspire and challenge you. I'd love to walk this journey of change together. Please let me know in the comments if you're interested in joining me!

Happy 2010! I hope the year is full of Love, Peace, Joy, and Change! When you look at me a year from now, I hope you don't see the same person!

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Theta Mom said...

I like this idea of being intentional!

Happy New year!

Kristin said...

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about this. Be intentional-- not letting life and words slip by, but purposefully doing and saying.

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