Happy New Year! Yes, I know it’s September and nope I didn’t have too much Hot Chai Tea Latte nonfat with an extra pump of chai this morning. There’s a reason for my happy new year greeting so hang with me please. We often wait until January 1st to begin to plan what we will do for that year. People begin to think about releasing weight January 1st but don’t have a plan to do it and before you know it, it’s March, June, December and January is here again. Others say they want to get out of debt in the new year and beginning in January they are going to pay off the bills, but they don’t have an action plan and suddenly it’s June and then end of year and no action was taken toward getting out of debt. There are numerous areas where people have good intentions to start something in January and end up frustrated by December because they didn’t set themselves up to succeed in advance. We’ve all been there right?
Remember the saying, Why put off for tomorrow what you can do today? I’m pretty sure we’ve all been guilty of what I call the “putting-off until syndrome”. Let’s list a few that perhaps may look familiar to you:
One thing I know for sure in over three decades of my walk with God– He can handle it. Whatever the it is, you can be assured that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit can handle it.
What’s the it in your life right now? Disease, sickness, injury, financial hardship, prodigal adult children, struggling teens, unpleasant marriage, harsh divorce, the hurt of widow-hood, broken friendship, estranged from a loved one, job loss, facing eviction, an unkind boss, a hurtful situation at church, a broken down car?
What’s the it in your life right now? Fear, anger, anxiety, worry, frustration, painful memories, penetrating problems robbing you of sleep. Perhaps it’s joylessness, loneliness, discouragement, or the bitterness of rejection or betrayal.