I thought about sending my usual post regarding pressing toward the mark but it came clear to me it was no longer new due to the fact it was over used.
I thought a lot about things that were going on in my life and came to the conclusion I needed something new for 2019.
With regard to change, I find the ones that last the longest and have the most impact begin with ourselves. So, what I’ll strive for in 2019 is a new me. This new me is in Christ, not some separate being or persona, or from the script of 3 faces of Eve. As the Apostle Paul so eloquently said (Acts 17:28), in Him, we live, and move and have our being.
The new me will never emerge if I continue doing the same things. The very definition of insanity speaks to my point; doing the same thing expecting different results. If I want a change in my life, I need to begin by doing something different. I’ll start with a new mindset, new commitments, and new rules of engagement.
A new mind is critical in the newness I seek. I need to review and readjust my thoughts, thereby changing my perceptions, and as a result, my actions will change. This will affect the impact life and circumstances will have on me. The scriptures tell us to renew our minds (Ephesians 4:23, Romans 12:2).
I need to review my commitments, get rid of the unnecessary ones and add those that are key to the new emerging me. Time is precious and it’s a time for new horizons.
I’ve discovered that how I engaged in the past isn’t working anymore and need to determine new rules of engagement to life to have the best new year and new me. I can’t engage with negative thoughts and people and expect positive results. I can’t wait for the blessing to fall out of the sky to hit me, but must move in God like the lepers and walk in the direction of my new destiny and be healed along the way. I must make every step count. I must monitor the movements I make.
All of my fractured efforts and pieces will fall into place and work together only from the new hope and new mercies God will grant me in 2019. He wants us to find a higher place, our distinct place in Him.
Join me in this new year in finding the new you as I find the new me in Christ.