Can you believe we are midway through the first month of a new year? I am always amazed and amused at how easy it is to come up with a long lists of things we want to change or do different in a new year. Whether it's to loose weight, save money or to grow spiritually.
Some of us make wonderful color coded lists, others create beautiful visions boards or daily affirmations. I am in no way criticizing our efforts (mine included). However, I am clear that in order for us to experience change we have to do more. The reality is we have to do something different in order to get something different.
When I look at my own personal track record, there have been years where I have fallen short of my goals and aspiration. On the other hand, there have been years when I have seen God exceed my expectations as He has taken me to heights unimaginable.. Can you relate?
Well, I can't do anything about the past, but I can do a few things as I move into 2018 and I invite you to do the same:
Make a commitment to do our part when it comes to seeing the changes we want to see in our lives. Once we do our part we can believe God to do His part.
Be careful about the words we speak to ourselves, speak about others, or speak about our situation.
Be intentional about how we spend our time and who we spend it with. I am personally committed to spending more time to nurture my spirit and nurture my relationships.
Commit to enjoying this journey called life.
Lastly, enjoy the year ahead. Although we can't control others nor can we control the unforeseen things to come.
I am convinced, if we do our part, wake up daily committed to the cause, and seek the will and wisdom of God in all things...this year will be our best year ever.