So you’ve kept every New Year’s resolution perfectly, right?
- lost weight.
- quit smoking
- exercised faithfully.
- managed your budget.
- organized your house.
- perfected your planner.
- volunteered regularly.
- spent time with friends and family.
And you have no clue what you’re going to resolve to change at the end of 2015.
I hate you. Just a little bit. I do.
This post is for the rest of you, who like me need a mid-year re-resolution party, a do-over, a day to begin again.
This isn’t about guilt though, it’s about re-evaluating your resolutions and re-energizing your efforts to change.
Start by asking yourself these three questions:
1. What is motivating me to make this change?
2. Why do I want to make this change?
3. Who am I trying to please?
Why ask these questions, because…
[Tweet “You won’t keep a resolution you make for someone else.”]
But if you’re ready to make some important life adjustments, then it’s time to ditch the guilt and give yourself a mid-year boost.
July 1st is the perfect day to begin again.
Look closely at the past six months…
1. Assess your successes
2. Assess you weaknesses
3. Determine your goals.
5. Begin again.
I’m resolving to Live One Day at a Time, trusting God to guide and direct me according to His plans and purposes.
I have a another big goal for the rest of my life, and I want to…
Become more comfortable in my own skin.
True Confession – I’ve colored my hair for 30 years, and in the last few months I’ve grown it out and a few weeks ago chopped off the brown and embraced salt and pepper. I haven’t updated my photo yet, because my hair is really short. So, stay tuned for the new photo reveal sometime soon.
Besides growing out my hair, I’m eating healthy and stepping on the scale less often. I’m staying physically active, and I’m worrying less about wrinkles.
A word to my younger sisters...
Don’t wish away moments because you think you should be something you’re not. If you want to change something and you can . . . go for it. Do your best. Be positive. And stop beating yourself up.
I sacrificed joy too many days because of a blemish, a couple of pounds, or a new wrinkle. I’ve decided…
[Tweet “It’s time to celebrate, laugh, and praise God for every single day! “]
Even the ones when I feel less than perfect.
Now back to our mid-year resolutions discussion.
Just remember… overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37–39
The past is in the past. Celebrate God’s gift of forgiveness. Forgive yourself.
Then change what you can. It’s never too late and you’re never too old to improve the future starting with today.
July 1st is the perfect re-resolution day. Truthfully any day is the perfect day to celebrate forgiveness and make changes for a better future.
“Over-comers are not perfect. They fail just like the rest of us, but they keep on getting up, keep on repenting, and keep on being willing to surrender themselves to Christ and letting Him, who is the only perfect One, work through them.” ~Nancy Missler
So, let’s talk:
1. What are your goals for the rest of 2015?
2. Have you written your Personal Mission Statement?
3. What’s your best tip for our younger sisters?
Photo by arztsamui.