As this year draws to a close, my thoughts have turned to what is ahead and what I want to achieve in 2015. More importantly, I’m pondering what I want to make important, put my sometimes limited energy into and what God really wants me to do.
Cass Langton posted this rather wonderful, timely list of resolutions on Hillsong Collected today. I’m going to re-read through this a few times and adopt a few as my own, but I also have a few up my own sleeve. Not resolutions as much, as that feels like something people do and then quit by February like a gym membership. But, rather things I want to shift my focus to, mediate on, pray about and spend my time on.
In in spare time I’m a paper crafter and I’m rapidly becoming a scrapbooker too (which surprises me as I never really got it before). I’ve signed up for classes with someone called Ali Edwards and she’s all about crafting your story – rather apt given I’m also a blogger too. But she has this idea of one little word for the year as a theme. I haven’t decided what my word is yet, there are so many to choose from. I’m hoping this exercise of Focus will help me decide on my word and give me a frame for the year. Maybe help me live that little bit better.
2014 hasn’t quite gone as to plan as I would have liked, for reasons in my control and out of my control. I end this year with a beautiful home and a great flatmate. I have good friends and a real sense of family forming around me in London. I’ve had a contract role for two years which is starting to look like a permanent job on my CV. I live in a lovely area, I have money for trips and nice things and good food and perhaps most importantly I have enough to be generous and give to others. Life could (and has been) a whole lot worse. 2015 has a certain amount of uncertainty for me as a contractor, I don’t know what job I’ll be doing come April so much is really up in the air until that is resolved.
Focus – what does that look like to you as well?