Your disorganized house. Your stuff. Your clothes. Your furniture. Your miscellaneous boxes. Your old flabby body. Your kids. Whatever.
Well, of course I’m joking, kind of, but you know what I mean, right?
I’m just talking about being in that season where you are ready in general for a new start.Sometimes you just reach a point where you are tired of how things are. You don’t feel like things are working for you anymore and you are ready to do something about it. Maybe you have just been through a tough season or have let parts of your life or health or home fall apart a bit. You know you need to make some big changes. And you desperately feel like you are ready for a fresh perspective.
The new year is motivating for setting new goals and planning a few “life makeovers.”I’ve made many new years resolutions, and the challenge is to be committed to work on those areas of your life for the long haul, not just until the end of January! My goal is to commit to changes over the course of a year, with several manageable goals along the way.
Last year we were really ready for some focused reorganization and updates around our home, after a long season of pressure establishing a church plant and a start up business.It seemed like a really big and exhausting undertaking to get reorganized at home while continuing our efforts to manage the church and business, but we were determined to catch up on some much needed repairs and projects that were weighing us down. We knew in the long run, these changes would energize us and help us to be more productive and at peace at home.
By the grace and blessing of God and our perseverance to complete projects, one year later we now have a home that feels much more under control. We worked on updating our entire main floor and master bedroom one room at a time (or sometimes several at a time!) from the front door right on through the house– everything feels so much better and more under control now! We can start this year knowing we are much more organized and on top of things than we were the year before! That is a great feeling.
If you want, you can follow along with all those home updates and before and afters at The Inspired Room!
This year my husband and I are giving our marriage a little makeover. We are re-establishing time to just have fun together and we are setting some boundaries on our crazy schedules. We are going to start walking together for fitness and to give us time together away from the house. We have some other ideas of things we want to implement to keep our marriage growing and close. After seeing the results of our “home makeover” last year, I’m excited to see how we can strengthen our marriage (by the grace of God) as we focus more time, energy and prayer on that area of our life this year.
Which area of your life would you like to makeover this year? By the grace, blessing and mercy of God, and some determination and goal setting on our part, it is exciting to see that we can make positive changes and makeover parts of our life in 2013.