Sometimes in life, you feel like calling it quits. It’s so easy to want to close your eyes and pretend all these things you have to do just don’t exist. There are days when you are overwhelmed while trying to maneuver through the rough roads ahead. Life, at times, becomes a blur moving from one day to the next. Working hard in order to take care of your needs and that of your family requires good health, a sound mind, and a lot of energy. Why can’t life be more simple?
I love the beginning of a new year as it allows one to reflect on the passing year while putting things into perspective. A fresh start, a new beginning, and an opportunity for change requires stepping out in faith while focusing on a new direction. Life can be difficult at times but a new year with workable resolutions inspires and motivates us to keep moving forward.
Every year before midnight, I sit quietly and look back on the previous year. I’ve been writing New Year’s resolutions for years and as I examine what I wrote from year to year, very little has changed. A promise to go to the gym which lasted 6 months, more than most people who start in January and end in February. A strong desire to eat healthier and also to start my own business. In retrospect, I realized life is not dependent on a list of things I would like to do but what my God calls me to do in order to help others with my talents. Don’t beat yourself up for what wasn’t done last year. Write a new chapter with renewed optimism and workable resolutions knowing that God may change your direction at any given moment.
As we look to a new year with anticipation, let us strive to make smaller goals which we can achieve. Once you accomplish and take small bites of larger goals, slowly but surely you will succeed. Blogging did not make last year’s list but as you can see, life keeps happening in spite our plans. As you work towards your mission, take one step at a time and you will begin to notice your accomplishments. Become more flexible in your planning as new ideas emerge and become part of your larger picture.