The end of the year is such a great time, don’t you think? It is a great opportunity to slow down and think what we have done, what would we like to do and dream big for the next year.
We continuously complain how fast time is going by so it is good to stop and make sure we don’t allow one more year to just get lost in the rush of our lives. It is a time to revisit each moment, from the tough circumstances draw lessons and from happy ones save smiles and memories in our heart to never forget them, and maybe include as one of our New Year’s resolution to enjoy each day to the maximum.
It is also a time to look ahead toward the New Year and to make plans. Making New Year’s resolutions is so much fun! It may sound silly, but I love that feeling of a fresh start and new opportunities ahead. I know this can happen in any month of the year and in any day of the month, but for some reason resolutions are more exciting in January.
I have finally learned that to make any plan that is worthwhile, first I need to spend time with God to find guidance. It makes no sense for us to make a lot of plans and work hard to achieve them, if God is not involved all the time and investment will be wasted, “Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is useless.” (Psalm 127:1)
When thinking about our New Year’s resolutions we may not know where to start but if we put God first, He will guide us and show us the way “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) and keep in mind that God is big, so most likely He will ask us to do big things, tough things that will give big fruit and will glorify Him in big ways.
So as you get ready to write your goals for the new year; whatever you decide, make sure it helps you to live each day of the year with purpose; be good to yourself; ask God for His blessing and for those blessings to overflow so many will be blessed; make yourself available for His purpose and I can assure you there will not be a boring day in your life. Let’s live according to what we believe.
Breathe deeper, laugh often, live with passion making time for the important things. Be happy and let your happiness be contagious; change one life, change many lives, once you make the decision you will be surprised how random acts of kindness will start becoming part of your daily life and blessings will be multiplied.
Above everything, let this year be all about God, about receiving His love, spending time with Him, reading His Word and allowing Him to fill you.
As we close one year and greet the next one we need to remember that everything starts and ends with God, He is “the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Revelations 22:13)
Happy New Year!