New Year New You
New Year 2013 is already five days old. Many of you were so happy to see the old year end you could hardly wait for the new, but what have you done with your first five days? Have you made them count? Have you set any goals or plans for the new year? There is a Bible verse in Psalm 92 that is used a lot at funerals, but as I was meditating on it today I realized that it is not for funerals but for those who are alive. It starts by saying Teach me to number my days that I might apply my heart (mind) unto wisdom.
If we do not make each day count 2013 will slip away and we would not have accomplished even one goal. That’s why in a previous post I wrote – set only one goal. Set one goal that if you keep that one goal it will affect every other area in your life for the better. Teach us to number our days so that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
These first days of 2013 in the first month is the best time to do an inventory of your life. Throw out the old ideas from 2012 that didn’t work and be creative. As Donald Trump says, “if you are going to think, think big.” To number your days is to be aware of the time. Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today because tomorrow has its own things to get done. So that we don’t waste our time with foolish ideas, people who have no ambition or drive and people who like to ask what happened instead of making something happen.
Look here, in 2013 you have no time for that. This is your year of harvest. Don’t waste your days. Everyday you wake up declare, “This is the day the Lord hath made I will rejoice and be glad in it. I will seize the moment and do what is needful.”. If you have no and for your day – there are people who will find plans for you. This is your year. It’s time for a new you.
A new you is not going to come about because you got a new hair do or hairstyle or new clothes. A new you will only come from the renewing of your mind to who you are and your purpose. People who are on purpose don’t waste their days. Just as 2012 is gone and there is nothing you can do about it- so five days are already gone and there is nothing you can do except go forward. The past is over. Move forward by not wasting a day this year.