Wrapping up this little mini-series with two heavier resolutions that go hand-in-hand…
It’s not about me. It’s so simple to write, and yet so hard to live. But this year, I’m going to do my best to live for someone else on a daily basis. It might be a homeless person who hungers, or my sweet daughters who wake in the middle of the night, or a patient who needs me to stay late. What I’m learning to live is most definitely Biblical, but you don’t have to be a Christian to get it. When we’re pouring out, we’re filling up. I’m learning how to feel the weight of it, how to see the world the way He does. I’m trying to get a kingdom perspective here. I’m trying to set my mind on things above.
LOVE WITH OPEN HANDS
I’ve made references to money on occasion, but I’m going to lay it out here very plainly – I am a Scrooge. I’m fiercely protective of my family’s resources. I have a hard time letting go because I worry about the future too much. But as I gain insight on what it means to “set my mind on things above,” I gain insight on my finances. They are not mine to begin with. I am a steward. And if I’m a responsible one, there is no need to worry. So this year, we’re revisiting our Dave Ramsey cash flow plan. And this time, we’re giving more radically. Like, until it hurts. We teach our boys to love their stuff (and each other) with open hands, and it’s time for us to practice what we preach.