Monday, January 4, 2010

My Word for 2010

FREEDOM

A freedom that I have yet to ever experience in my life. A freedom that has always been available,yet I haven't truly accepted for every aspect of my life.

This is my word for my life in 2010. I want to LIVE in FREEDOM, not just talk about it, not just dream about it, not just seek  it endlessly. I want to LIVE IT!

Freedom. Freedom in Christ to be exactly as he ordained many years ago for me. Freedom to be ALL that He has called me to be, not just what I *want* to do for my life. Freedom to experience MORE of Him, not just want I seek out. Freedom to share His love, by truly accepting it as my own to begin with. Freedom with with purpose and perserverance, not just freedom for the sake of being free.

I haven't made a whole lot of changes in my life over the last few years. I mean yes I have grown, but in some ways I have held myself back. It is almost shameful for the things I have taken for granted, and the actions I put a priority over in my life. I am making some changes immediately. Why? So I can live out my word of the year: FREEDOM and truly be able to accept it for what it's worth!

I am restricting my computer use. I will NO LONGER jump online to check out blogs, facebook, the news, the bank (I am good at keeping track of my bank statements and what is spent throughout the week without having to use online tools.), or any other "thing" that has been keeping me from truly spending some time in worship every single morning.  As I am embracing a new year, a fresh start, I will not only apply that fresh start to my physical health. I am NO LONGER splitting myself up and saying I am going to be healthy while leaving myself spiritually deflated. That doesn't make since to me. So what does that mean? No more blogs? Not really. It just means that my relationship with Christ, my marriage, my children, my classroom, AND THEN my ministries can take their turn in THAT order. And yes, my blogging is a form of ministry. But Yes, my time in the Word, in Worship, in Prayer NEED to come first. Point blank.

As most of you know I am a preschool teacher. That means I work 4 days out of the week. What I can't "get to" online in three days, will simply prove that I have been spending too much precious time, energy, funds, and overall ~ lfie online. So, Monday through Thursday, I will NOT be online, unless everything has been tended to, and I have "Free" time before bed. How I will, I am not sure. I mean, tending to a family of 5, teaching a class of 14, a home, workouts, and showering my husband with all the love and attention he DESERVES  nad truly spending the time with my Lord and Savior that I want to, doesn't leave much "free" time.

Don't feel neglected. And please, don't let my words offend you, if you are not where I am at at this point in my life. That was not the intention. My intention however, is to inspire YOU to consider makign some changes in your Spiritual life, that will bring you FREEDOM in every other aspect of your life.

Man it feels good to be back!
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1 comment:

  1. I agree, as usual. I've been much better about restricting myself at each computer session, but I NEED computer-free days!

    Love ya

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