As I mentioned, I've been listening to a lot of sermons to and from work each day, and I can see places in my life where I am not able to ignore the Holy Spirit. I have by no means "arrived," but I definitely hear God's voice more clearly when I am tempted. I still choose to do the wrong thing sometimes, but there have been a few specific times where I mentally chose to do right despite my selfish desires and Satan's lies. I'm grateful for God's working in my life this year.
I'm reading Crazy Love and a poker book right now. I'm not doing so great on the reading thing, but I'm trying!
I've decided that movie watching is something to be done with friends. So, overall, if I watch a movie, it'll be a way to spend time with people I enjoy, rather than using movies as a way to waste time doing nothing by myself.
This week, I did something I've never done in my life. I ran 2 miles straight without stopping or walking. I've been going to the gym to run pretty regularly, and this was a huge accomplishment for me. I'm pretty excited. And I hate to admit, but I have come to enjoy running. I never ever in my life thought I'd ever say anything close to that.
I can see God working in my life in so many ways. I don't know that my story is changing people's lives around me, but I know God is doing a work in my life. I'm also learning more about how this is all for God and not for me. I feel pressed to do something radical, but I still have fear, I still love comfort, and I still want control. Too many I's. But we've made progress. Thank you, Lord.