Somehow we use the new year as motivation for new beginnings. A lot could be said about why we do that rather than see that we are granted a new beginning every morning, but this is not the time for a philosophical discussion.
A lot has happened to me in the last few weeks, some of it not very pleasant… and I have found my heart growing weary. I knew better, I know, but the feelings remained and weariness turned into a bit of complacency, and then a lot of it, until I swam in it, until I almost drowned in it.
I thank God for the opportunity to hold on to Him and receive help to turn myself around.
As I enter into a new year, I am choosing to let complacency behind and embrace the joyous discipline of living each day the best I know how, depending on the One who strengthens me.
I love that I can do that! I can choose where I will direct my life. I can choose my tomorrow by living my today. My future doesn’t depend on my disappointments, nor what has happened to me. My future hinges on my choice today to live fully. This I will do by the grace that God supplies, and I will leave the rest into His capable hands.
So, here’s to a new beginning. If you happen to be in the same boat I was, you are welcome to join my club if you so choose. It’s all about your choices. And mine.