2013 was stellar. Likely the greatest year of my life, to date. So how am I supposed to top that? How in the world can I expect anything more from 2014?
Well, for starters, I won't be making resolutions this year- shy of this one:
You mean, I'm not going to try to lose weight this year (for the 34th year in a row)? You mean, I'm not going to read my Bible more? You mean I'm seriously not going to resolve to love my husband more, to try to be a better wife, mom, etc? You mean I'm not going to resolve to work harder, to hit the gym more, to (FILL IN THE BLANK)?
Nope. I give up.
So does that mean I'll become lazy (lazier)? Does that mean I'll totally neglect everything I need to improve about myself?
What it does mean is that I'm tired of resolving to do all of these things. Tired of working hard for about a week, and failing. Tired of getting back on the horse 862349781264 times every year and telling myself that it will be okay because tomorrow is always a new day. This has NOTHING to do with self improvement or weight loss. This has nothing to do with being churchy or trying to sound uber spiritual.
I think I've finally discovered the key to becoming who I always felt I was meant to be- LOVING GOD.
Matthew 22:36-40 shows us this interaction between Jesus and his disciples:
“Teacher, which command in the law is the most important?” Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and most important command. And the second command is like the first: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ All the law and the writings of the prophets depend on these two commands.”
So as I bid you adieu, here's my toast to 2014: