Have you heard or read some of the New Year resolutions last week? I admire those who can sum up in a word their plan and purpose for the coming year. "Simplicity", "Soar", "Connecting" etc. are some great ones. Since I know myself too well to make resolutions, it is easier to identify some characteristics that I would like to see more of in my life.
To keep it simple, I"ve picked 4 G's. Now, I'm definitely not a big techie, don't even have a smart phone and 4G is only a term heard on a commercial, but to keep things in a similar line...4 G works for me!
Beginning in my home and life I want to be more:
Gracious - "A gracious woman retains honor". Grace comes from God alone, but it what enables His love to be manifested in outward actions, words and attitudes. Being gracious is not something that is done at will or can be put on and off, but it is infused into the heart and is the reminder to do the right thing and extend grace in all circumstances.
Genuine - Have you ever known or sensed that something was not 'genuine'? Words, offers to help, attitudes etc. may be said but if they are not paired with a genuine heart, may not be very useful. Being genuine is being the same at all times, in all places. It is offering to help and being happy when the opportunity comes. It is being real, concerned, caring, from the heart.
Generous - Why is it so easy to be selfish? To think only of one's own needs and desires? I want to strive to be more generous in my time and resources, thinking more of others and less of myself.
Greatness In Doing - "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men," Colossians 3:23. When a job is done 'as unto the Lord', it is done right! From the smallest to the greatest of tasks, if it is done with all of our might, it is effective and well done.
These are my 4G's that are some things I would like to see more of in my life. A new year is always an exciting time to reflect and offers a wonderful opportunity for change and improvement in our lives, homes and families. May your New Year be filled with blessings and purpose!