But it has worked for me.
For about six months now, I have been using “Twiccountability”. I first started with the Maximize Your Mornings Challenge, using the #hellomornings hashtag. I also used #warriorprayers to help me to remember to pray for my children. Then I started the hashtag #hpimh (Hiding Philippians in My Heart) for those of us who are memorizing Philippians together. This is a great way to use technology to help us in our pursuit of becoming more like Christ.
I am going to be adding a new hashtag this month, to my twitter streams: #3in30. 3 in 30 – “Making goals reality, three at a time”. You can read more about this challenge on the 3 in 30 Facebook Page. This will be an encouragement to me, as I strive for my goals each month.
I have shared before about how monthly focuses work for me. I like to choose one area to work on and trust God for. My focuses each month, for a while now, have been centered around the first verse of my personal Mission Statement: “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on in day and night. So that you may be careful to do all that is written in it. For then, you will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8 (There is a great ebook that is helpful in creating your own mission statement.)
At first, it started with a monthly focus on my evening routine. Getting an earlier bedtime, getting the chores that needed to be done, slimming down on time-wasters (for me, usually the internet); all helping me prepare for a successful morning. Then my focus moved to bumping up the time I get up. Then to Scripture memory. The next month I didn’t add a new focus, but just spent a month to maintain the progress I had made (this was in December, so it was quite a focus!)
This month, my focus has been Laundry. Super-spiritual, huh? The second verse in my Mission Statement is Titus 2:4-5: “so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.”Did you catch that?I am to love, be kind to, and subject to my husband; love my children; be a pure, sensible worker at home, so that the Word of God will not be dishonored. There is a connection in how I do or don’t do these things, and whether (or not) the Word of God is honored or dishonored by my life. I hate doing laundry. I really don’t like housework, or cleaning up after other people, in general. But, as I choose to do these things, out of love for my husband and children, and ultimately out of love for God, the Word of God will be honored.