- I will spend more time with the Lord each day.
- I will spend more time "sharpening my axe" to be a better wife, mother, sister, and daughter.
- I will try to listen to the Holy Spirit's prompting to be a better encourager.
- I will play with my kids more.
- I will read more.
- I will watch less TV.
- I will strive each day to do something to make my life healthier: walk, drink more water, etc.
The problem with fortitude (if I am not very careful) is that is relies on me.
The Bible plainly states in Philippians 4:13 that "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Any fortitude that I have must come through HIM.
My goal should be to approach the list above, through HIM, for HIS glory.
Anything done with/in/through my own fortitude will not bring glory to HIM, but to myself. And to me, that is not acceptable.
Do I succeed every time bringing HIM glory? NO.
Do I desire success? YES.
So as I look at the list, I think, "I can do it--through HIM!"