Lamentations 3:22-23 Because of the Lord’s great Love we are not consumed, for His compassion’s never fail. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.
I’ve been thinking about New Years resolutions, about how so many people wait til this one day a year to commit to changing something in their lives.
I used to do this also and I thought about how horrible it actually is. How many actually follow through longer than maybe a couple weeks?
So actually people are just setting themselves up for another failure that will consume them, another thing to be shameful about. Plus, then our messed up minds make us say “Well, next year maybe I will do it”?
Wow, huge downer. Failure, then waiting another whole year is your hope?
I also thought over Christmas how it didn’t seem the same, I didn’t feel that magical excitement that always came with it for me.
The reason was because I have that excitement all year, everyday with God as my life. I have that peace, Joy, and excitement every morning, I have hope every minute (:
I know that every morning God’s mercies make me new and give me hope every minute of my day to change. I don’t have to wait all year for December 31st. I don’t have to be consumed with failure.
I don’t have to rely on my weak being to make a weak commitment that I obviously couldn’t follow through with on my own in past years.
I can mess up in one minute, recognize it, and tell God I am sorry and follow through with the right action the next minute with God’s strength guiding me.
So my New Year’s resolution is one that I have been working on for a while now, to have my first ever sober New year’s. I already had my first sober Christmas, which feels great and now today will just be another day I committed to changing, being better.
I pray that everyone who reads this doesn’t depend on a certain day of the year to change them but for them to find God and depend on Him and to let His Love consume them every morning.
Happy New Years, Happy new morning (: