Though the season is still winter, there’s still something different in the air – the start of a new year. Most of the time, life actually doesn’t change. Rather what changes is our attitude in approaching life. This is why new year’s resolutions are a goal as much as they are a joke. It’s human to start out strong on a resolution, and when the going gets tough to settle for what’s always worked before or gotten you by. Can I share with you a verse that a friend shared with me that changed my view of goals? Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad.” Before, I had always approached the verse as a reminder to thank the Lord for everyday of life, no matter its challenges-and that’s what we ought to do, yes. However, my friend shared with me this other insight, that today, this minute were both sharing, is a gift that wasn’t promised yesterday. And if we are born with a purpose, then everyday we’re given on this earth is the day we’re to seize, give it our best effort, live it with no regrets, and give glory to our Creator. Perhaps the biggest failure in New Year’s Resolutions is that we think we have to wait to start something that’ll make our lives better. If you’re really set on bettering yourself, you’re not going to wait. There are at least 5 goals I started and finished last year that I didn’t even think of January 1st and finished before the end of the year. As God brings things into your world, don’t hesitate to make a change and stick with it. It’d be a shame to aim for less than the Creator believed you could achieve. Whatever the Lord lays on your heart to do, do it heartily unto Him (Colossians 3:23) and stick with it! Cheers and Warm wishes to you and yours this new year. However the road leads, always walk closer with God today than yesterday, and stronger tomorrow.