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I love the New Year. It feels like a fresh start, a new beginning, and a new season. Most people view the new year as a time of reflection, renewal and, at times, a fresh start with God.
We promise to ourselves this is the year! The year I will get fit. The year I will pray more. The year I will budget better. The year I will be bolder in my faith.
These are very awesome aspirations. But it gets me thinking, why don’t people get a wind of motivation in, lets say, October? Or on a Thursday instead of a Monday?
This may seem funny to you, and you may wonder why I would ask such questions. If you knew me personally, you’d know I like to go against the grain, and I always want to know “why.”
Don’t get me wrong. I do like goals, but to simply make one at the top of the year just like everyone else does not sit well with my misfit personality. I say make goals now and continue to make more goals as you achieve others no matter what time of the year it is.
Today is January 22nd, or whatever day you are reading this. Some of you may have already thrown those new year’s resolutions out the window, but I want to encourage you to set and make that goal again today – yes, on a Tuesday or any other day!
Lamentations 3:23 says, “Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.”
We all know this scripture, but do you believe it? And do you extend that same mercy to yourself? So what if you fail today. You may succeed tomorrow! I want to encourage you not to throw in the towel on that new year’s resolution, or whatever you prefer to call it. Start afresh each day and try your best. Sooner or later, you will see that you are achieving those very goals.