Well it’s January 1, 2017. The start of a new year. And, with a new year comes so many things. New Year Resolutions. Promises to change one’s health, lifestyle and relationships, or even a fresh start with a move to somewhere new.
However, I am not in the habit of making resolutions or promises at the start of the new year. Mainly because within the first few weeks I tend to fall off the bandwagon. So why bother setting myself up for failure? Instead, each year I choose a word that will be my focus. I’ll allow God to mold and transform my heart and life based on the chosen word. And, whatever changes occur – happen not because I am attempting to reach a goal, but rather because I am becoming someone new.
This year my word is submit… instead of trying to chase the life I’ve designed for myself I am going to submit to God’s will and live the life He desires me to have. My chosen verse is Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.
I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me as I learn to submit to His will for my life. Knowing He loves you is one thing. Submitting to His request because you trust His love for you is completely different. May I learn to live a life transformed by God’s love and grace!
Now what about you? What’s the one word you can focus on that would change your life for the better?