Ok it’s that time of year, where I sit down to reflect on what has happened in my life this past year and what I’m looking forward to in the New Year. I am not big on New Year resolutions. They are usually just empty promises that we tell ourselves and by time January ends we have already forgotten what was said or written. I choose to say, what is my resolve? Webster’s Dictionary states that resolve means: to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something). Which sounds a lot like a New Years Resolution, but wait… once it is resolved…it means: firm in purpose or intent. And boy, do I want to be firm in my purpose.
If you have read any of my other posts, you would know that I have shed the weight jacket that I had been carrying around for most of my life. I had to let go of a lot of things that I really had no control over in the first place by letting go. And I didn’t have a lot confidence until I finally understood where the source of confidence came from. So, now here I sit ready to enter into a new year, and the only thing I can think of is: Lord, I want to say “Yes” to what ever you have for me. I want to lean upon your word and promises as if I believe they are true. And even on those days when I may not feel like it, or my thoughts are lying to me, I can rely on the fact that His Word says so. I came up with some “mind traps” that can usually try to trip me up, countered by the truth that sets me free.
I don’t have the strength to do this. I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me. Phil. 4:13
I am fearful. For God has not given me the spirit of fear, but
of power, love, and a sound mind. 2 Tim.1:7
I am a nobody. I am the righteousness of God in Christ.
2 Cor. 5:21
I need to try to fix this on my own. Trust in the Lord with all your hear and He shall
direct my path. Prov. 3:5
I have to please those around me It is better to please God than man. Ps. 118:8
I am never going to change He who that began a work in me will complete
it. Phil. 1:6
I don’t have control over my thoughts. I can take every thought captive to the
obedience of Christ. 2 Cor. 10:4-6
Ok, will you join me in this new year in taking God’s word at face value and living as though we believe it to be true? It can be life changing. Romans 12 :1 tells us that if we will present ourselves as a living sacrifice unto Him, which is our reasonable service, and not be conform to this world that our minds can be renewed. I am looking forward to 2012. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do. It is the love of Christ that compels me.
Do you have “mind traps” that keep seem to tripping you up all the time? If so, please share them with me and tell me what truth you’re choosing to believe instead.
Happy New Year!!!!!