This year I’m choosing a word to keep me on track with where God has been leading me. And this one word? Well it really represents two words that really get to the crux of the problem for me…
The one word is this: steadfast. It sounds rather action-less, but truly it is not. It is a position for me of readiness for action, of obedience.
For my two words are these: no excuses. You see, I wanted to be a lawyer most of my life, really a judge. And had I gone that route, I would have been very good. I can argue a point. And sometimes? I don’t even realize I’m doing it.
So excuses? Well often I have to be the judge of my own arguments. I have to call the thing in my right hand a lie. And that can get tricky.
For instance, I have a large family and a lot of things going on most of the time, so I can easily excuse my habit of not sending a thank you letter. Lost the address, I forgot, etc etc. So I excuse myself for not being good at follow through. And time goes on… And I don’t have an address book anymore… And I don’t want to… For then I’d have to follow through.
So I put a blockade in my own plan! I printed up pages to write down people’s addresses again. And I intend to plan to write those thank you letters and congratulations and our sweet Compassion kids and my niece, who faithfully writes to us.
Haha! Take that, argument. Removed your excuse. And I shall walk steadfastly in just that way… For all things and with God’s help, especially.
For don’t think for one minute that the Holy Spirit hasn’t been calling me on my game of excuses. He has. And one by one, I am taking down each one until I can stand steadfastly before God in faithfulness.
I have a whole list… And I plan to ask Jesus to help me through each one.
My scripture memory verse for the first part of January is this… 1 Peter 1:13 HCSB ~ “Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be serious and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. “
So STEADFAST. If Christ returns this year, I want to be found with no excuses. Steadfast before my King.