I do solemnly resolve to embrace my current season of life and will maximize my time in it. I will resist the urge to hurry through or circumvent any portion of my journey but will live with a spirit of contentment.
I am currently reading 'Resolution for Women' by Priscilla Shirer. The book is similar to 'The Love Dare' but shifts it's focus from marriage to life as a Godly woman. I just finished the first chapter which revolved around contentment and God's demand that we trust in Him in a way that we are completely satisfied knowing that He has and will continue to provide all that we need. The first 'resolution' to make to yourself and to God is the one that is wrote and signed at the top of this page.
I am shaken to the core (already) at how piercing this book has been to my soul. I didn't realize just how discontent I was in life, constantly striving for the next big thing and allowing the blessings of this exact season of life to pass me by. I always thought of myself as content and thankful and in constant presence of today's moments, but I can honestly say now that I was the opposite. I'm looking forward to enjoying more of every day, teaching myself to resist the urge to hurry and to live with a spirit of contentment.
If you believe in prayer, I'm asking that my fellow sisters say a little prayer as I start this journey and ask God to help me to see the fullness of each moment, slow down and allow his blessings to overflow. I want to live with a servant's heart, knowing that the more I give, the more He will return to me.
This was probably my favorite quote from the first chapter. Soak it in, it's powerful stuff.
"The more you believe that God's grace to you is overflowing, the more you'll be convinced that you'll always have everything that you need. And the more certain you are that you'll never lack, the more willing and able you'll be to give of yourself and our resources when called for because you'll be certain God will always replenish your supply."