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“
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.
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?