Life is for enjoying. It is not a race to see how much you can get done. Jill Clark
My new year began with a case of the flu and a new book releasing. I came down sick the day after Christmas. For nearly two weeks, I've had enough energy to fill a very small thimble.
As I begin to lift my head above the covers, my huge to-do list smacks me in the face and makes me want to curl back under my blankey.
When I read that quote, I thought, "yes," I will not run the race to see how much I can do, but that's hard. A new year affords a perfect time to prioritize and realign everything you're involved in. That's never more true than when you're back is against the wall with several projects at once.
Here's my words for January:
STRIVE - toward a decision to follow Christ in all things
STRETCH -toward God's excellence, not man's approval
SURRENDER - to God's will, not ours
SUCCEED in keeping communication lines open with God
I have one more word to think about especially if, like me, you're behind because of illness and holidays. Especially, if your work is stacking up higher than you can climb. Especially, if your to-do list is sticking out the front door.
Mere people-pleasing can be exhausting and ruinous to our attitudes.
With a free flow of communication, we can start this new year
And, I don't know about you, but I'm needing a little pampering about now.