My Top Resolution for 2014

A lot of people hit the ground running on the first day of January. Me? I sort of just hit the ground.

Maybe it’s because I couldn’t get past the final days of 2013.

I think it started around Thanksgiving and went all the way through Christmas and beyond. That stretch of days with it’s usual roller coaster of emotions left me unusually exhausted.

And a little dizzy.

On Thanksgiving Day I was doing the happy dance that my turkey turned out to be an edible centerpiece for our table. Twenty-six days later, I was doing the I’m-okay, it’s-just-the-hormones cry during what I’m calling “The Great Christmas Eve Meltdown of 2013.”

Can you relate?

And I figured out that sometimes our best-laid plans are best laid aside while we just lay on the ground and watch the clouds go by.

Well, not exactly. 

What I’m trying to say is that I think times of perceived physical inactivity can actually be times of the greatest spiritual activity. At least it can be if we let it be.

Sure, it can feel frustrating at first. Until you surrender to the fact that maybe this is God’s way of getting your attention. Then, suddenly, that “down time” becomes a time to do more looking up.

More praying. More listening. More just being still and communing with our Creator.

I don’t know about you but I need more of that. And I guess it would be my top New Year’s Resolution as I tip-toe into 2014.

Less of me. More of Him.

As it should be.


Tell me, has your transition into a new year been challenging or smooth so far? Did you make any resolutions? I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to during my down time. 🙂


4 thoughts on “My Top Resolution for 2014

  1. I love this, and when you asked if we could relate, I said, “YES!” right out loud.

    Of course, you know that because after a hormonal meltdown on September-Eve which remains unyakked, I did the down time for three solid months. What I also did was a lot of looking up time as well. I loved how you put that.

    As for me? For the time being, we’re starting out pretty well. I am earnest… earnestly (worth repeating) seeking to teach the old dog that is Debbie the new trick of balance. So far, i’t s slow going, but in a more balanced approach than is the norm for me, I am actually letting it be slow.
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    • Thank you for letting me know I’m not alone in this, Debbie. I am cheering you on in your search for balance and will be eagerly reading your blog to see what great things God has in store for you in this new year. Blessings!

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