But here's my biggest problem: I err on the side of the dramatic. There's nothing that would appeal to me more than huge, life-changing explosions where I'm suddenly a new girl, ready to tackle her issues.
Yeah, it doesn't really work that way. Somehow, though, I keep expecting it to work just like that, even if it's mostly a subconscious idea. And it never, ever, ever has any effect. I eventually burn out because I was running on feelings. Feeling, my friends, is the fuel that will run out after only a few inches.
So, as I was checking through my list of blogs to read the other day, I came across one of my mom's posts. Her blog is here. She posted a quote from Paul Tripp, and I think it's extraordinary. I encourage you, please go read the whole thing here.
This is my favorite quote:
I'm not one for New Year's Resolutions, but I think I'm simply going to resolve to be resolved. It's going to take so much prayer and so much of God's abiding grace, but that's something I can count on.