Well, we are a month and a half into 2016 – a time when many people have already fallen flat on any New Year’s resolutions/goals they may have made last month. It is easy to get discouraged when we look back and see what we hoped for – and realize we haven’t gotten much closer. And if you are on MY side of the globe, the winter doldrums that may or may not have hit certainly don’t help.
But it’s okay. If you are plugging away and on track – good for you. If you aren’t – that is fine as well. For a few reasons.
- God knew what the circumstances of your life were – knew what you would achieve and wouldn’t. He knew the goals you would set, and the goals you would abandon. And He knew WHY you would achieve or abandon them. And He loves you anyway.
- January 1 is completely an arbitrary date. Sure, a lot of people turn over a new leaf at the beginning of the new year, but nobody said you had to. Reset your goals today. This is as much a new day as any other.
- God is in control – and He made every day of this year, and every other year, past or future. If you have stepped off the track, so to speak, just step back on (whether it be goals or your walk with Him or anything else). His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Great is His faithfulness!