Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Key to Keeping Resolutions...

is to resolve to not make any at all. (Just teasing!!) Actually, I am doing ok on my resolutions(spiritual and physical) for the year mainly because I instituted The Grace Policy. TGP is simply this, if I mess up, regardless of how many times, I show myself grace and keep moving forward.

Interestingly, as I worked out on the treadmill this morning at the gym, one of the news shows interviewed experts on how to keep resolutions. Their big idea was remarkably similar to TGP. Basically, forget about yesterday and ask yourself how you are going to do today and what your goal for tomorrow is.

HMMM!!! Sounds a bit like Phil. 3:13-14: "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Chrst Jesus."

2 comments:

Kellie said...

Amen Sister!

Blue Skies said...

This week I think I need a snow shovel to move what is behind out of my way before I can strain toward what is ahead. It is falling faster than I can move past.....

I needed that encouragement to renew my goal to be "faithful in the little things".