The start of a New Year has multiple meanings and values to most of us: and to some it is just another day, another cycle.
We know the solar significance is that our burdened planet has just completed another orbit around our beloved sun, and that is a good thing. As far as personal reflection goes, it is an excellent time to look back and evaluate progress, consider failures (hopefully not losses), and then calculate what changes we can implement in the New Year that will perhaps improve our situation. Going a step further, the New Year’s Resolution thing is always a great opportunity to have a laugh at ourselves since we typically burn out before the end of the first quarter.
In one place where I worked a fitness room provided for the staff. Following the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season, early in the morning you could hear the aggressive activity of weights clanging behind the entrance door. However, within about two weeks it was silence as usual.
Every life has purpose, value, and direction, and God has ordained it to be so. You are not here merely as an accident or by chance. You have a place of value and an opportunity to make the world a better place.
Have you ever seen the old classic movie, ‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.’? Never belittle yourself nor let anyone devalue you. In spite of your possible failures and faults you are created in the image of God Almighty and He has created you for a purpose. Have you looked back on the past year, or looked ahead at the year to come?
Does His purpose for you have priority place in your life? Are you heading in His direction? That requires faith and love.
What a better way to walk out your year!