Uncommon Resolution 2014

The ten most common New Year’s resolutions are

  1. to get fit (lose weight)
  2. eat healthier
  3. quit smoking
  4. get organized (better time management)
  5. spend more time with family
  6. save money or get out of debt
  7. travel to new places
  8. learn something new
  9. volunteer more
  10. live life

Sound familiar? In the past 10 years, how many times have you said you would commit to at least a few of these resolutions?  But is it really 10 different resolutions?  Take another look.

  1. As you set your mind to getting fit, no doubt that includes eating healthier and quitting smoking, right?
  2. As you get organized, you are better able to manage your time so spending quality family time won’t be a problem anymore.
  3. Certainly as you save money, you are able to take some of that money to travel to new places or take a class and learn something new.
  4. And since you’re saving money, you can take more of your money and donate it to a worthy cause or better yet, you and your family members (now that you’re spending more time together) can volunteer at your local community center or homeless shelter.
  5. Now that’s living life!!!

Now that we’re down to only a few resolutions instead of an entire list, let’s add one more (teehee).  Probably the most important one anyway.

How about resolving to love more?

Isn’t that what the other resolutions were about anyway?  You love yourself, so you want to get fit, eat healthier and quit smoking. You love your family, so you want to save money so you can provide for their future and/or travel together and spend quality time. You love your community, so to volunteer more is just par for the course.

Galatians 5:22 tells us “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

It all starts with love.  It always has and always will.  Love is the Alpha.  Love to self-control.  It starts with Him but it ends with you.

For me, I wanna love more than before.  I wanna worship the Father deeper than before (thanks Eddie James for putting my feelings to song).

I implore you to really think about it. What or who is it that you want to love more?  What or who is it that you need to love again?  Relove Jesus?  Relove Others?  Relove Yourself? How ‘bout you join me with this uncommon resolution to love more?  To reLOVE if you will.

I can’t be the accountability partner to all of you but I do know that the Word (Hab 2:2) and the world tells us that if we write down a goal or your plan, or a resolution and make it plain, we are more likely to follow through. Leave a comment here and tell the world.  Let’s start a reLOVE Revolution. Be well.

JOY Junkie
aka KayD G.

8 thoughts on “Uncommon Resolution 2014

  1. Thanks for inviting me to your blog! I am looking forward to reading your book. It is very interesting how you reduced the list of resolutions from 10 to 5. It’s sad to say, but I know I’ve have just about each one of those on my list for more than 10 years! This year The Lord placed on my heart something different. I have resolved to practice Balance & Boundaries. This year is truly going to be about me – as selfish as that may sound. But I know that if I don’t take care of myself, I will not be able to serve God or others. The next step is Hab 2 – write it down and make it plain – that means SMART goals – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. I am making you my accountability partner!! 😉 love you!

    1. It’s not selfish at all. First of all, the Lord placed it on your heart and you are being obedient to his call for you right now. That’s always a good thing. AND, I’m going to hold you to that Balance, those Boundaries and the SMART goals. I WILL be checking up on you. Be well.
      JOY Junkie

  2. WOW! Awesome Blog… My family did a family plan based on very specific visions. It is so specific we start from daily to weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly. In the daily visions of course we have LOVE. As you stated, if we love things are easier like prayer, they way we talk, treat others, carry ourselves, fitness, etc. FYI we had our plan printed (Write the vision), simple sentences and specific (make it plain) and everyone in the house is included and understands the plan (run with it). Running in LOVE

    1. WOW to you my friend. You’ve up’ed the standards for all of us. You are a mighty woman of God and I thank God for your “Words of Wisdom”. Keep up the great work. Be well.
      JOY Junkie

  3. Powerful indeed. I’m resolving to be a servant leader, to love deeper, to have peace that surpasses all understanding, to experience uncontrollable joy, and to live life more abundantly and to be God’s Battle Ax.

    I look forward to reading your book 🙂

    1. Thank you indeed. You are such an inspiration to me, I hope you know that. And there’s that word again, JOY, JOY, JOY. I love it. Be well Sis.
      JOY Junkie

  4. WOW Karen, on our daily morning inspiration/prayer call, Coach LA led with the challenge to all to set their intentions, S.M.A.R.T as Pam mentioned above, write them down (ref. Hab) and choose their accountability partners….Confirmation that we’re all on the right track….of course with God being the center of it all. Proud of you…you accomplished what you set out to do…you had it written down and was very specific of the content AND the launch date when we met a couple of months ago…KUDOS sis!

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