I have always had odd New Year’s resolutions. I often include the traditional goals of losing weight and exercising more but I have usually added resolutions twisted around the craziness of my life.
(By the way, have you seen the All State commercials with “Mayhem”? He started 2018 by only doing good deeds. Earlier this week we saw the latest commercial – the Mayhem character was shocked to learn that the rest of the world had broken their resolutions by the 2nd week of January. With this new insight into human nature Mayhem has returned to his old ways of creating chaos and problems – what a shock!)
As I prayed about 2018 my heart and mind kept returning to one phrase: “stop wasting time.” I cannot get away from that charge. And so, it begins!
Lifehack has published their 20 top time wasters. Any of these strike a chord in your life?
3. Photo taking, organizing, uploading, and posting
7. Personal Grooming (not personal hygiene)
9. Exercise (hmmmm…
10. Affairs (insane!!)
11. Playing games
13. Watching movies
15. Going for coffee
16. Being sick
17. Reading junky books
20. Online shopping
22. Organizing/moving files on your computer
23. Cleaning house
Ok, I must admit that a couple of those hit really close to home. But, to be honest, I am pretty creative at devising my own, peculiar time wasters. We humans are like that – we can get really proficient at the habits that are not good for us.
My goal in 2018 is to be purposeful in my actions (and inactions). Rather than set a long list of “to do’s”, I plan to do only two things – praise God and obey Him.
I’ll give you updates as the year progresses.
What are your plans for 2018?
(“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9)