I am one of those people that always has the big ideas and I get a great start, but I lack the follow through I should have. Now when I really set my mind to something I do it, don't get me wrong. Its just that I have many ideas that I don't get around to. I know that if I set down with a long list of resolutions I will not make it on them. So instead I know there are things in my life God is working on with me. I want to go along with these. God is teaching me to be a better steward of time and money. I have some general areas I am working towards. Spending less around the house, loving my husband and son more and showing it more, and building a quality relationship with my Savior. So instead of resolutions I have prayed and refined these general goals down to 2 actions things that I can right now actually work toward and do. These are the two things I am going to work towards for right now.
1. I will spend time each day with God and seek His face. I do pray to God in my head often, but I have found if I quiet myself he speaks to me. I want to draw on this strength to make me a better wife and mother. The one issue I have is that if you speak to most people they recommend doing this 1st thing in the morning. I would love this but when I have tried in the past to implement this it does not work out for me. What has worked out in the past is doing this right before bed. I am relaxed and do not have a hundred things on my mind. I all ready read the bible each night now I will add some listing and journaling (sp?) time to this. This worked quite well for me in the past till I let comments from others make me feel guilty for doing this in the morning. So I will do what works for me.
2. I am going to do my best in getting the grocery bill down to $65 a week. This should be plenty for our family of three. I know some who do it for a lot less but I am going to start there and see what happens. This would be a big boost for our budget. It may take some time to get to this goal but I think it will be doable for us.
These are the specifics I will work on. I have other goals but these are the ones God is putting on my heart. I can't wait to see what he does.