I have 3 main resolutions for this next year. I actually have a LIFE plan with a lot more detail, but that’s for another blog post. After having a brief conversation today with a stranger who is dreaming about one thing and doing another I decided that I should set in stone some serious goals for the next year. Here are mine… What are yours?
1. Relate better as Husband and Father
Not that I think I’m doing a terrible job, but I’ve seen too many husbands and fathers drift from their duties over time. It is really easy to imagine a loving relationship with my wife 5, 10, and 20 years from now, but the truth is that dreams don’t always create reality. Having a good relationship with my wife and children will take time, intention, and discipline. I have a strategy in my Life Plan, but its a little personal to share here.
2. Get into God’s word more (both personally and as a family)
Our pastor keeps a blog and comments on a chapter of scripture each day. I usually keep up with that and read a few other passages each day. I am also looking at creative ways to be in God’s word more as a family. My wife and I used to read a chapter of scripture each day together. When our daughter came along it was a little more difficult to keep her involved and so we shortened it to a few versus during family devotion time. Now that she is almost 4 we are going to pick up something similar using a new tool for devotions. My daughter is also old enough to start each day spending some time in God’s word. Though she isn’t able to read yet I was thinking of moving her nightly Bible reading with me to the morning time (we have been working our way through a picture bible of the New Testament).
3. Live Healthier
This involves changing eating habits and making physical exercise a priority. It also involves creating a better schedule and sticking too it. I’ve learned that with planning and intention I can do more in my life with the time I have (this also involves planning for interruption). We’ll see how it goes. In my LIFE plan I check up weekly to see how I am living. I’ll share more about that later… but how about you? What resolutions do you have for this next year?