Belated Happy New Year!! The first three days of the new year have been about the same as the last three WEEKS of the old year: busy busy busy!! I had numerous sewing projects to complete before Christmas, in addition to the usual decorating, visiting, and even a second Christmas celebration just yesterday with some of my family (kids and grandkids!)
But I have declared 2016 to be the year of “completion” for me; instead of becoming discouraged and lagging behind to the point I tend to get overwhelmed and give up, I want to overcome obstacles and follow things through to completion instead.
So here are some motivational thoughts as we enter the first week of this new year.
“God created us to need new beginnings–
places where we can release our faith and say,
‘This is a place of new beginnings for me,
a place to have a new start.’
The dawn of a new year is always
a good time for a fresh start.
Seldom do your circumstances change
without something first changing in you.
So if you want to experience God’s ‘new thing’ this year,
release your faith right now and say,
‘This is a place of new beginnings for me.’
Then watch the results.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
This is one of my favorite “new year” motivational thoughts; and my favorite line in this one is: “Seldom do your circumstances change without something first changing in you.” I have begun to experience this, and hope to experience more of it in this new year! Not so much make resolutions, but pray and seek God’s leading on making CHANGES in me first, and then see how people and circumstances around me change.
Happy New Year and what are your thoughts?
If you celebrated Christmas, how was it? How is your new year going so far? Do you agree with this motivational thought, and especially the line I mentioned?