A Time of New Beginnings
Mistakes! We’ve all made them, but instead of dwelling on what we did wrong or what we didn’t accomplish, let’s look ahead. Concentrating on our failures wastes valuable time and brings us down. I’ve been there, done that, and sometimes still do it.
I’ve decided to make some new reasonable resolutions. Setting impossible goals just adds more stress to our lives. The Bible says, “The thing you should want most is God’s kingdom and doing what God wants. Then all these other things you need will be given to you.” Matthew 6:33 (The New Century Version)
Instead of making haphazard lists of many of the same things we never accomplish, let’s find a secluded spot, away from the TV and noise of the world, and spend time with God before making a new list. By seeking His guidance, that’s how we will discover His purpose and plan for us.
Remember, God is not looking for extraordinary people; He is looking for ordinary people like you and me through whom He can do extraordinary things. We just need to be open to His will for our lives so that He can be gloried through us.
Thirty years ago, God opened new doors for me when I turned fifty. I never dreamed I’d be writing poetry and devotions and getting published. But I can assure you that by following His will, my life is more exciting and rewarding than I ever dreamed possible.
God wants to do the same for you. Take Him up on it. You’ll discover that His unique plan for your life is better than you ever imagined.
© Frances Gregory Pasch