Fresh Start February  – February 1 Inspiration

Fresh Start February – February 1 Inspiration

The first day of the month, to me, always represents the opportunity for a fresh start.  I’ve been busy all day checking things off my “To Do” list–or as I prefer to call it, my Action List. I’ve even decided to use color-coded note cards to organize my various daily activities, such as household chores and tasks, freelance work, blogging tasks, and sewing and crafting.

While I did accomplish a decent number of goals in January, I’m glad today, February 1st, is the first day of Fresh Start February! Or as I saw somewhere on Facebook, January was a trial run, so February is a “do-over” month to start fresh!

 

Here is some inspiration for you on this first day of February…

“Proud people compare themselves to others

and feel superior if they are able to do something

others cannot do.

You should judge yourself soberly,

knowing that without God,

you can do nothing of value.

Success only comes by His grace.

Your accomplishments and abilities

are not yours to take credit for–

they are gifts from a loving Father.”

–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right

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My reflections:

I’ve been a victim of proud people and their mean-spirited words; I’ve unfortunately also had my moments of pride when I’ve said hurtful things, and I’ve had to ask forgiveness.

It is much better to judge only ourselves and not others, and to thank God for His grace and mercy, and His many gifts.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you have special plans for February? Do you feel like it’s a fresh start?

Have you ever been a victim of a proud person or spoken prideful words yourself? Do you agree that your success only comes from God, by His grace?

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A 2-piece nursery set I made for a customer.

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. i have certainly been a victim as a proud person as i’m sure we all have but i agree that it is much better to judge ourselves over others
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  2. There are always going to be proud people wherever you go. The trick is to not be bothered by them. I love starting fresh everyday, it’s a good mind set.

  3. Fresh start for the month of february. I hope we all had a wonderful month. keep safe everyone.

  4. I like the hope that February brings: the days are starting to get lighter (in the UK anyway), the spring bulbs are starting to bloom and there is the beginning of a promise of new life.
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  5. Yes, January seems so busy with tasks. February will be my calm and less stressful month to start fresh.

  6. I like to think each month is a fresh start. I love a clean slate.

  7. I have a plan to spend more time with my family. Hope I will have a good month.

  8. I’m sure we’ve all been on both ends of the pridefulness equation. 🙁 And here’s to fresh starts with new months.
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  9. This is a wonderful post. I love your quilts.

  10. YES to both…lol. The minute I have spoken in pride though I am reminded by the Holy Spirit that this is not good….sometimes I don’t want to hear it…LOL but thankful for it. As to the other part I think I will just leave that be…
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  11. I can see how the first day of each month could represent a new start. I like it!

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