At the start of a new year, we might tell ourselves things like, “I’m going to start a new diet to improve my health, lose weight, and begin a new exercise program. I will give up drinking so many sodas. I will be nicer to my mate.” We entertain so many thoughts because of the new year.
Even though it’s important to set dates for our goals, the actual date cannot be our motivation for them. When it is, we set ourselves up to fail. If it’s because the year starts that we endeavor a new diet, we will give up when we miss it one day, and because the first will have gone by, so will our incentive. When the date is just part of the goal and we fail, we rise and try again and again until we succeed, no matter how many dates we set.
Every day is an opportunity to give another try to our aspirations. God’s mercies are new every morning! Every single morning. In God, every day is New Year’s Day! Hallelujah! Let’s do whatever He leads us to do, again and again, until dates no longer matter. Only Him and His faithfulness, from glory to glory!
Lamentations 3:22-23 “Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”