Galations 6:4-5 (The Message)
Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
While it may not be your typical new years resolution, I knew when I read it that I had found my goal for 2009. I want to make a commitment to explore myself this year and truly get to know who God created me to be and His purpose for my life. I want to dedicate myself to becoming my creative best, while nurturing my talents and gifts without comparing myself to others. To be honest, I have no idea just what pursuing this goal will look like, but I've committed it to prayer, confidant that the Lord will show me how to go about it. Wish me luck on my new pursuit!! :-)