Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Turning Over a New Leaf

…or at least trying to.

In our humanity we can do nothing successful without God. The definition of success that I am thinking of when making this statement is not the world’s definition of success. It is moral, righteous, and holy definition. The success that I am considering includes peace. Peace that passes understanding. Without peace what is success? Nothing worth having.

I have tired my hand at a number of different things that I want to succeed at; reading my bible; praying on a daily basis for my husband and son; keeping a clean house; watering my tomato plants; writing; doing my art; and the list goes on. I succeed for a short time at some of those, but at some point I get side tracked. The world takes over; my mind gets distracted because I forgot to ask God to be in the situation, even the watering of my plants needs to be done with God. Nothing is too small for him.

As Christians we are to live in Him. Not live in him only when we are doing righteous things. We are to live in him in EVERYTHIING we do.

I desire to do this, to live in him. It is my goal to turn over that leaf, not alone, as I have done in the past, but with Him as my leader. It would be pointless for me to try and succeed without first turning to him, without first receiving his blessing. So, instead of making a list of my goals and ultimately getting frustrated at either not remembering where the list is or forgetting God. I am going to take each day as it comes. My friend Christie talks about the old saying KISS. Keep it simple stupid…. My one goal is to keep it simple and take each day as it comes. That is easy. My goal will be to make my goals for that day only. Not the I am going to this this and this every day… it will be I am going to take each day as it comes.