Friends, I don’t know about you, but I gave up making a new year’s resolution years ago. I kind of put it in the same category as the – “How to losing 10 Ib in ten days” commercial– sounds all good but hardly will stick.
But this year, I gained a new perspective.
Because so many things were out of my control, the feeling of powerlessness has been weighty throughout 2020. So I decided to try and make a new year resolution again, that is:
Do one thing that is good for me each day.
It could be:
Eat healthy and clean for a whole day.
Do 30 minutes of Bible study.
Spend quality time with my hubby.
Finish a hobby project.
Hug and play with my children without distractions.
Call up my friends or have a coffee date.
Yes, they all sound like small acts, but when you think about it, mindful small actions lead to spiritual refreshment.
Because in reality, we often spend our days stressed out, worrying about everything in the world, or hustling from one activity to the next.
So often, we will resort to excessive TV watching, internet browsing, binge eating, or over drinking …all the things that we think will help us cope and just survive another day.
But we should know by now, those mindless small acts all lead in the opposite direction of our desire for fulfillment — internal failures and guilt. I have walked down that lane many times before so I truly know.
So start small, but with more intentionality. It will most likely stick.
And please repeat this sentence with me over and over: God is good to me. God is good to me. Yes, He is good to me.
When I look around at everything I have in my hands, I know this—even when this world seems to fall apart, my God has His eyes on me, and His mighty hands protect me.
Don’t let ourselves sink into depression or mindless indulgence.
Be good to our bodies and minds.
Not because we deserve it, but because He blessed us and our actions will honor Him.
I pray you have a new beginning for this new year and a joyful, healthy, and peaceful 2021, my friend!