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My ONE Big Resolution. Yep, Just One.

Yep. Just one.

I plan on eating better based on what I’m learning from reading The Daniel Plan. I also want to exercise and run. Those are probably typical. I also want to read through the Bible, pray more, lead better, and date my wife like crazy, blog (almost) daily to help ministry leaders, etc., etc., ad infinitum.

But… I’m reading a really good book right now called The ONE Thing. The authors point out that there is no such thing as having right “priorities” because the word priority was never meant to be plural. It comes from an old French word that means the state of being first. And if there’s one thing that we know, it’s that there can only be one first.

So, if I could live my life for just ONE thing that would help me to discover rhythm in every other area and to develop the disciplines/habits/graces/practices that lead to a well-ordered life that brings glory to my Creator, it would be…

JESUS

Knowing Him. Following Him. Becoming Like Him. Making Him famous. Leading my family and friends to Him.

I just want to put Jesus first. Over-simplified? I hope so. But I have a hunch that if I live in step with Jesus, then the Holy Spirit will empower me to be what He wants me to be for the people around me who need me.

What ONE thing do you want to live for?

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  • http://www.stevefogg.com Steve Fogg

    Hi Brandon, I started to exercise and tweak what I eat and it’s been the best year. I jump out of bed at 5:20am most mornings to get it on and have never looked back (I NEVER used to do that, I’m a night owl). I’ve lost over 10% of my body fat so the favicon you see isn’t really the real me now.

    My plan this year is to step it up and loose another 7% through exercise and healthy eating. I won’t be drinking soft drinks or putting sugar in my coffee.

    Where I put work first, I now take a break to make room for exercise and other priorities. Go for it buddy!