that pink elephant…

So I just realized that I’m about to miss posting something in the month of December! That would be a crying shame, seeing as I’ve been so faithful to make at least one post each month this entire year (ok, so maybe I missed September…ahem).

What I had intended to do, was to compile a list of notable items from the year. But GYC is tomorrow and time will not permit. So instead I’ll share my new year’s resolution. First, the preamble.

I had a paradigm-shifting revelation during my devotions this morning. It was a new revelation in as much as the “new commandment” to love one another was “new.” Anyhow, here it is:

Focus your attention on Christ

Now, I hate the fact that I lost your attention as soon as you read that “cliche” statement! You don’t understand. This is revolutionary!

You see, I’ve been trying to overcome a few things in my life this year. In fact, having my Mom over for the past month has revealed, oh so many more things that need fixing in me. And I’m hopeless to mend any of it. Hopeless.

So, I’ve stressed, and fretted, and worried about all these things. I’ve made game plans, tried strategies, sought support… But here I am, still struggling.

Then this morning, it hit me as I was saying my prayers: Look upon Jesus.
You don’t forget the pink elephant in the room by thinking about it. And you don’t overcome sin by obsessing over it.

So my resolution for this new year, is to focus on Christ. Not on everything that’s so wrong with me. Not on my problems. Not on the gazillion things that I need to get done. But on Christ.

Anyone want to join me?

4 thoughts on “that pink elephant…

  1. Amen! Been thinking about that a lot lately. Been particularly impressed this week on the importance of prayer, especially praying with others. I’m willing to join and I’ll be praying for you.

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