Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Focusing on What I've GOT

Written by Shannon Leigh

In 2011 I have vowed to focus on what I have.

More often than not this world reminds me of all of the things that I'm lacking. But this year I'm going to give thanks for all of the things the Lord has given me.

I'm doing away with the "I wants," "I wish," and "If only" kinds of thoughts.
I'm simplifying my thoughts see? I'm still keeping my 2011 theme.

I need to focus on my talents and how I can better serve the world with them instead of focusing on the many talents I wished I had. I'm embracing the way that the Lord has made me, personality and all. I am who I am and I'm vowing to be ok with that.
I'm not going to be embarrassed by who I am or make any apologies.

To be clear, this is no excuse to accept my sinful thoughts and actions but I'm going to spend more time allowing the Lord to do the changing and less time striving.
What does this mean for me?
- Remembering that my life doesn't consist of stuff.
'And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.'" Luke 12:15
- Being content with the Lord's timing not mine.
- Accepting my family for who they are. Matt and I are night-and-day-different but instead of getting frustrated I'm going to embrace our differences.
- I love photography. Period. I always have. I am vowing to let the Lord lead me in my career and give him the glory. I've been blessed already and I can't wait to see what 2011 holds.
- I have the most adorable, perfect little girl (I'm slightly biased) in the entire world and I am going to focus on her and bringing her up the best way that I can.


Alisha said...

Jonas just saw that last picture of Ruby and said, "Pretty!" I think he has a crush!

Shannon Leigh Anderson said...

We would encourage that relationship! ;)