Monday, January 5, 2009

My 2009 Motto

So, you know how sometimes you get a little down on yourself and it's New Year's time and you start to write your resolutions late at night and you feel like you have to change everything about You but the more you write the more you think "This is Crazy!" and you want to give up before you even start? You do??? Oh good, I thought that sort of thing only happened to me! :)

Well, I had a couple days to look over my huge list of ...well, complaints, really...and it occurred to me that I am concentrating far too much on my weaknesses and not enough on the positive things in my life.

So. Instead of resolutions (which frankly I never keep anyway), I've decided to adopt a Theme for the year...a code...a Motto. I picked a Scripture that reminds me that the Lord gives us weaknesses so that we will call upon Him for Strength. The things I struggle with may seem overwhelming to me, if not impossible at times, but with the Lord's help All Things ARE Possible.

My Motto for the Year:
My God Shall Be My Strength
(Isaiah 49:5)
So, while I may not abandon my list of resolutions entirely...I'm working on most of them perpetually anyway...I will approach them with the faith that this life is a journey and in the end, with the Lord's help, I'll be exactly who I'm meant to be.


Taz-n-Family said...

I love it Tonya! What an awesome idea!

Darin, Lyndsi and Kids said...

Tonya! I just adore you. You are one of the sweetest and most positive people I know. I love reading your inspiring words!

Annette said...

I love it!!!

Josie said...

Nicely said Tonya! Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Katie said...

Tonya. You truly are inspirational. I loved your testimony on Sunday. Thanks for sharing- you are a light in my life. Happy 2009!

By the way, one of my favorite quotes in last Conference was by Elaine Dalton who had a similar motto ot yours. Hers is "In the strength of the Lord I can do all things." (or something like that) My family kind of adopted that motto for our own while our parents are in Korea. Food for thought.