Contrary to popular belief, just because you have a birthday every year doesn’t mean you’ve grown. I mean in terms of personal growth: spiritually, emotionally, or intellectually. It takes work to grow into a place of maturity and freedom. Are you willing to grow?
For the past 10 years, I’ve made the same New Years resolutions…mainly because they never were accomplished the previous year. I had to be honest with myself–it’s not healthy to be the same person you were 10 years ago. So in 2015, I decided that would never happen again. For the last six months, I have been working on personal growth. This change includes becoming fit, reading more, exploring business ventures, less television watching, more time reading God’s word and more volunteer work.
Let me be the first to say, IT AIN’T EASY! But breaking old, long-long habits never is but it is worth the pain–and gain. For some of my goals, I tried to rationalize them and felt like I was in control, but soon realized the changes I was making required God to be in control. I had to let him set the order in my life and direct my paths. And I can honestly say, I feel better, stronger and more confident. Psalm 46:10 says, He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. If He controls the earth, He surely can handle any issue I have!
Let God set His order over your life and watch how everything changes.