This is my first post of the New Year on Five-Minute Friday – a group of flash writers who get together most Fridays and write for five minutes on a word. This week’s prompt is motivate.
This first month of the year seems to be all about motivation – motivation to begin new Bible studies, join a gym, lose weight, save, get organized, date-nights with our husbands, pray with our children, read through the Bible, and the list is endless.
How do I stay motivated? I admit I can not do it alone. To stay motivated I have to stay grounded in Him, and to stay motivated it may require us saying no to other things.
Like many of you I have a list, but the last few years I’ve had a word too – one word that I can reflect back on throughout the year and a planner. I always had a planner when I worked, but I dropped it when I retired. It has done a good job keeping me on track. My one word is love, and you can read about that here.
Many days I start my prayer time in bed. After breakfast I may spend more time in prayer, then my Bible study, and if I’m not working or the grands coming I get on the treadmill or get out and walk on warm days.
Here is a list of what my motivation is this year so that I prayerfully can stay on top of it all (for the days I’m not substitute teaching or watching the grands – those days it’s mostly getting #s 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8 accomplished). I don’t want to be saying “sigh” come February or March.
- Prayer first before I’m out of bed.
- Make up the bed
- Online Bible Study with Proverbs 31 OBS
- First 5 App
- Blogging – comments, write a few words with at least one post a week
- Treadmill and shower
- Something on my 365 list you can find here
- Read thru the Bible assignment for the day
- Cleaning, Running around chores
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