Making new year's resolutions has been a tradition for nearly 4,000 years that began with the ancient Babylonians. By holding to their word for the year in passing, they believed their obedience would bring great spiritual favor for the new year. Today, we oftentimes want nothing more than to be a better version of ourselves than we were the year before. Even so, our pursuit of self-improvement can wither as life takes its course, and by year-end, we're left pondering on the resolutions we never quite resolved.
Take a moment and reflect: What goals did you set for yourself last year? What plans did you put in place to take action toward your goals? Consider one significant goal that fell through. Have you given up on that goal? Are you ready to pick back up from where you left off? Let's encourage one another to start again. Let's go after that one goal we let fear and self-doubt derail. Our hearts and desires are known to the One who created us. Trust that we do not journey alone as we strive to start anew.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will make your vindication shine like the light, and the justice of your cause like the noonday.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and the young stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
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BeYOUtiful, keep life sweet, & never stop feeding your soul. -xo