Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 - Day One

Matthew 6:33-34 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I am a planner. I love to put together lists, charts, timelines, budgets... sticking to them, however, well, that's another story. However, as I spend my time this first day/weekend of 2010, I think this Scripture passage will be highlighted for me this year. It keeps my priorities in dead-on focus and will encourage me not to get so overwhelmed all the time as I juggle past/present/future. It doesn't tell us not to plan, but just reminds us Who is in charge of it all, and to make sure He's at the center of our lives.

As I said earlier, sticking to it... well, that's certainly something I need to continue working on this year. My grandma used to say "The road to hell is paved with good intentions!" I want to put feet to my faith each day, and to my plans, goals, etc., and not just "intend" myself into frustration, depression, and failure.

But I also want to eliminate my habit of overplanning, overdoing, overcommiting, and letting the busy-ness of it all shadow and crowd out what (and Whom) is truly important. Too often I have allowed myself to take on too much, only to become depressed and paralyzed into "couch potato let the TV numb you and procrastinate you into oblivion" syndrome. This year I want to build in breathing room, "being" room, margins amidst the appointments and commitments -- calm the frenetic pace just a little. Let's try a simplier, more serene path to success!

Hmmm... can I do it? Dunno... but I'm not going to worry about that right now... tomorrow is another day!