Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Beginnings

I'm not sure what it is I love so much about beginning. The hope maybe? The newness? The freshness? The clean slate? Like right now, as I look out the window, I see freshly fallen snow. A bright blue sky. Everything looks clean and clear. Pristine. New.

But in a few days, the snow will get dirty. The traffic will kick up dirt and grime, and the beautiful freshly fallen snow becomes snirt (snow + dirt). It's no longer clean. It's no longer pristine. Not so new anymore.

I'm SO good at beginning. At starting a new thing. A new project. A new Bible study. A new discipline plan with Jacob. A new attitude towards my illness. But pretty soon, my attitude becomes snirt. Following through is not my forte. I'm not exactly sure why either. It's kind of annoying. I guess part of it is that I need accountability. For example, Joanna and I are doing Bible study together. If we weren't, I probably wouldn't be doing a study. But knowing that I am accountable to her, that she is depending on me to have it done, that motivates me.

I guess I am good at following through if it's something I LIKE to do. There really is nothing like a finished project! Our pantry for example. We unloaded every. single. item. to clean and rework the shelves. It took days. But the finished project is amazing. I wish I could have that attitude towards everything. I guess that's what makes us human.

I'm so thankful that God's mercies are new every morning...that His compassion never gives up, or runs out, or get snirty.

So if I DID make resolutions, which I don't, I would say that I want to work on following through. I'm a great beginner, but a not-so-great ender. We'll see what happens!

6 comments:

Joanna said...

Snirt? Love it!!

I'm right there with ya. I have bad follow through too. Probably why God put the 2 of us together - figured we would get the other one to do it. hee hee

Pam said...

that is why He did not leave us alone, He knew we would need each other~ to cheer each other on!
You have a wonderful way of putting your thoughts down so we are encouraged by them! Thank you for using the gift that God blessed you with to build up others! Me!
Love you!

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Danielle said...

I am right there with ya! It is always good to have that support, nothing wrong with that!! Stopping by from SITS.

xoxo
Danielle

Twincerely,Olga said...

stopping by from SITS! Great blog!!God is good!! stop by