Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Yes, Lord. I will wait eagerly for You."

Well it is 2010 and I can hardly believe it.

I am now 3 semesters away from graduating and this is just the beginning of the fast roller coaster that will end before I can blink. I sit here on my bed, in my room of my house and think to myself of what I think my year will look like. Now I can tell you it won't turn out how I THINK it will look so this is where I must turn to my Creator, my Planner, my One.

I have many wishes for this year. I am about to start the busiest semester yet and as I begin to prepare my body and stamina for what is to come I also want to prepare my heart. I am in school to be a teacher, as many of you know. Teaching is my mission field. I love children with my entire heart and soul. I believe in these kids and see something so great in each of them. I pray this year that I am an INFLUENCE on their lives. The days will get long and the weeks will get longer but I pray for strength, rest, joyful spirit and patience. I also pray I get sound teaching this semester. I am eager to learn how to be the best teacher I can be. I am praying for helpful mentors who are overflowing with tips and tricks.

My 5 goals for 2010:
  1. Intentionally seek the Lord in all I do.
  2. Pray first then seek wise council.
  3. Run at least 5x a week--complete another half marathon.
  4. Quick to listen and slow to speak.
  5. Volunteer regularly.
I am excited about 2010. I know I have many exciting adventures ahead of me. I can't wait to see what doors will open and even close. I hope to grasp a better understanding of grace and forgiveness in 2010.

Lastly, my motto for 2010; "Yes, Lord. I will wait eagerly for You."
When I think of my motto I begin to sing " I wait upon you Lord." And this is exactly what I am going to do..wait! I am going to be patient, calm, intentional and wait upon the One that loves me more than anyone else here on earth, the One who knows me better than anyone else on earth and the One who knows my two years from now when I begin to worry about two years from now. He is enough.

All my love,

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Praying before discussing is very grown up Claire. It takes discipline. I am so proud of you.