One of the most beautiful things God ever created was new beginnings... every day, every week, every month, every season, every year, every person, and every opportunity has the distinct blessing of giving birth to new potential, adding on to wise decisions, and forsaking self inflicting poor choices. The power of new beginnings is transformational. No matter how good or bad our choices have been we can't change our history, but God continually empowers and encourages us to change our future to something that immensely satisfies our soul and glorifies His name. How is that accomplished? By making the best possible decision in the moment that you're living in. By embracing each new beginning and navigating it in such a way that it sets up your tomorrows with fullness of joy & the absence of regret. To engage your soul in a love affair with your Creator. To allow Him to impart to you the knowledge & wisdom & conscience & Spirit & discipline & warrior's fight to turn each new beginning into your best possible decision. To resist the urges, emotions, desires, and faulty thinking that lures you to make habitual choices that turns you into your own worst enemy. New years are the beautiful creation of God to evaluate the past and glean from it everything you can to launch you to an even better year ahead. Great lives are made up of great years that are made up of great days that are made up of great choices that are made up of 3 things: wisdom, the discipline to implement that wisdom, and the fight to resist the temptation to ignore that wisdom. Great choice after great choice produces an unstoppable momentum that makes every day your best day and sets your tomorrows up to be even better than your best todays. Of course you'll have days where you miss the mark full of wasted potential, missed opportunity, regretful choices. But that's the beauty of a new beginning the next day. You keep that bad day from becoming 2 bad days in a row. You fight to maintain the momentum that you've already established. You apologize to God and anyone you've offended. You take full responsibility for your choices. You recommit to following God's lead and you go back to building a thriving life one awesome choice at a time. There's no other way to build (or destroy) a life... it only happens one choice at a time. That's the beauty of new beginnings - you can make new choices (or keep making great choices) that gives birth to great fruit in your life. And that fruit nourishes your soul while glorifying the Gardener (John 15).
Happy New Year friends!! Let's make it our best year ever... and then do it again the following year... and then the year after that... be a repeat champion, and then a three-peat champion, and then a quad-peat champion as you journey on your way to building a dynasty and then a legacy... and it all started with one good choice =)
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." - 2 Corinthians 5:17