31 December 2008
It’s Coming! It’s Coming! A New Year is Coming!!
Posted by Nadene under: Nadene's Thoughts .
Usually around the New Year I sit down and go through all the major happenings of the past year and decide what needs to be different for the New Year. I think about all the things I need to change about myself to make me a better person and so forth. That will NOT be happening this year! This passed year has been filled with stresses, sorrows, and heartaches. I am not denying that God mixed in a huge load of blessings too, but for the most part, this is a year I DO NOT want to remember. My goal this New Year’s is to take 2008, put it in a box and put it on the very top shelf where I will never have to look at it again.
More than ever I want to celebrate the future rather than picking through the past. So my goals for next year will be:
1) Pursue my relationship with God in an active rather than a passive way.
2) Pursue my career as a teacher with passion, not giving up if (or) when I am turned down.
3) Continue pursuing meaningful and healthy relationships with my family memebers.
4) Find and become involved in a new body of believers as quickly as possible.
New beginnings are refreshing to the soul. I think God intended for us to have new beginnings regularly. Jeremiah was inspired to write: “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23. I wish I could feel that refreshed every morning! As if a New Year were happening every day! A new start, a new chance to live well in this world. And in Christ, we can. I am so glad I know a God who would have such patience.
Happy New Year everyone!!!