Two Week Check-Up
Time to check in. We are now 14 days into 2016. How are you doing?
By now some of us have lost our momentum in pursuing our new year's resolutions. We may be feeling some disappointment or resignation. Some of us may be feeling confident because we have now made it two whole weeks -- and still going strong. Others of us have decided -- no resolutions this year, yet still hope that we'll be able to make some needed changes in our lives.
As for me, I'm sitting here thinking that I need to re-evaluate the resolutions I made. They are starting to look a little shallow.
The reason I'm re-thinking my resolutions is because I just read an article by Bruce Modahl that paraphrased a saying from Martin Luther in this way:
"No matter what we say, our god is whatever or whoever we fear the most, and whatever or whoever we trust to relieve that fear."
So now I'm just wondering whether once again this year, I chose my resolutions based on what I wanted to see happen differently in my behavior and attitude, and failed to consider how to tap into the part of me that is driving those behaviors and attitudes. Who or what is my god?
What would a new year's resolution look like if it was directed at giving less power to the lesser gods who rule my life? How can I get reconnected to the God of Love who seeks to relieve my fears in the deepest part of my heart?
What are some things you fear? How do these fears impact your behavior? your relationships?
What are some ways you compensate for your fears? Or mask them? How well is that working for you?
How are some ways you trust in Love to relieve your fears? How can you do even more of that in 2016?