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Determination Will Get Me Through

The office is organized. The calendar if filled out. The schedule is ready for action. This year – like most years past – I am making resolutions. The difference is that I’m making them out loud, in writing, and to as many people as I can. I want to be held accountable. I want the world to see what God can do through one heart that is truly working to be dedicated to Him. I want my changes to affect everyone I come in contact with – even if it’s just in the check out line at the grocery store.

Not only am I declaring the changes that will come in 2008, but I’m planning for those changes. There are things that I have to do to get to where I need to be. It would be nice if you could write everything down on a piece of paper, tuck it under you pillow, and have it all come true. It’s just not going to happen that way. It’s not a wish list. It is a work list.

Although this work list coincides with the first of the year, it has been an ongoing project. Cleaning my home, getting my life right (and on schedule) and juggling homeschool and “home work” have not been as easy as I pictured it. There have been LOTS of changes (especially this last year) and I am always prepared for a few more changes. It seems that just when I think I have it all going the way I want it then a change falls in my lap.

That’s okay. I am focused on the path that lies ahead. I am no longer the little engine crying “I think I can” as I push and struggle and moan my way up the mountain. I am the determined engine that will – no ifs, ands or buts are about to get in my way. This is the year that I break out, break through, and break in! Watch out world. I’m coming to get you.

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