The new year is filled with aspirations of doing things better. More of this, less of that. But as I've thought about what it is I want to do differently in 2017, I actually find myself wanting to do the opposite. Instead of striving for new goals and new aspirations, I want to stay persistent in pursuing the aspirations I've set for myself in the past. This is because goals take time. Progress takes work, more work than can be accomplished in a year's time. Things that are truly valuable must season. Especially those that have great implications. That being said Here's my list of continued reservations in 2017.
1). Grow deeper in my relationship with God.(through bible study, meditation, and prayer)
2). Do everything it takes to make my wife feel loved and valued above all other things.
3). Leave a legacy to my kids that demonstrates I love God above all things.
4). Create family rhythms that cultivate a heart for God.
5). Serve my local church expecting nothing in return except joy.
6). Become a full-time musician.
7). Be content if I don't become a full-time musician.
8). Seek the well-being of the city I'm living in.
9). Lose weight and eat healthy.
10). Work hard in my current vocation with thankfulness and without complaining.
11). Learn how to be present with the people I love.
12). Read 2-3 books a month
13). Give away access clothes and materials I don't need
14.) Give money sacrificially.
15). Take photographs every month