The New Year

“After all is said and done, more is said than done…”

Attributed to many sources

Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons!                                                                                                               II Corinthians 5:17

The new year is just days away, and we will soon welcome 2021. Perhaps that welcome of a new year will be more heartfelt this year, given the track record of 2020. We are hoping and trusting that 2021 will bring a slow end to COVID-19 as the vaccines begin to become more available. We are hoping that 2021 will bring a release for the pent-up economic demands, and the heartfelt desires to see people face-to-face once again without the strange limits we now face.

The start of the New Year also brings resolutions for changed behaviors of some kind. Typically, people decide to lose weight, exercise more, drink less, become more disciplined, etc. These are fine goals, and well-intentioned.

There is an old saying, “When all is said and done, more is said than done”. We are more prone talk action than take action. As we prepare for 2021 “resolutions”, may I suggest what I say to my clients- make your goals small, achievable measurable, and practical. Don’t get caught up in idealistic goals that will not be attained. Shoot for small, but meaningful changes.

Also, as you consider goals for 2021, consider making small goals for each of the levels we exist in- physical, spiritual, mental/emotional. I will talk more about this as we close out this “remarkable” (nicest word I can rightly use) 2020!

Prayer: Father, we are grateful for every day that you grant to us. Help us to redeem each day to your purpose and glory, Amen.

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