I’m so thankful for the encouraging comments I received in response to my post from yesterday (here and at my wordpress blog.). I’ve thought a lot about things for a few weeks. I’ve thought about the changes I want to make, and how I wish my life looked. I think one of my problems is I try to make a bunch of changes at once. This soon becomes overwhelming, and then the failures due to being so overwhelmed practically crush. So, recognizing that I have decided to focus on one change per month. I know where I want to be as a mother, but I am not there. I’m not even close.
What will the first change be? Time with God. I’m ashamed to say I neglect this far too much. I have good intentions, but they always get swept away in the day to day busyness. I plan to wake up early and spend time with God each morning. I usually don’t do this because I’m tired … and I’m tired because I stay up too late at night. I’d like to be in bed by ten so I can wake up at 5:30 or 6:00. I think I’ll start by aiming for 6:00. I really think spending time daily in the Word and with God will bring about a change in all areas of my life. They say it takes twenty-one days to develop a habit. If that is true, my habit should be solid by November 4th (if I follow through). Please pray that I will have self discipline for this. I need this change … my kids need it too!