What will you do in 2018?
With every new year, we are given a new start. We are given the opportunity to change the things we did not like in the previous year, and work at making our lives better in the new year.
So, what will you do in this new year?
As is customary, we make resolutions to change ourselves for the better. Work out more, take walks and so on. However, do we honestly keep these resolutions? If you are like me, we tend make our goals difficult to accomplish, if not overly ambitious. If this is the case, then why do we do this to ourselves?
Rather than set resolutions beyond our ability to accomplish, maybe we should consider making a change that we can use in our lives on a daily basis?
I am not suggesting that working out or loosing weight or become more proactive are not important. I am suggesting that we should spend time learning how to make a positive change in our walk-in life, by taking a closer look at the path Christ has left for us. Jesus’s ministry was one that encompassed love, understanding, tolerance and hope. He spent time teaching us to treat others in a way that we wished to be treated, (Luke 6:31). Jesus also taught us that we should not be judgmental, as how we judge others is the same way we will one day be judged. (Matthew 7:1-5). He told us to love one another, as he has and still loves us, (John 15:12). Jesus’s message was one of hope, was one that surpassed our perceived differences, such as the Samaritan, (Luke 10:25-37) or His meeting the woman at the well, (John 4) teaching her about the messiah and revealing himself to her that He was the one whom God sent. Christ teaches us to look beyond our difference, that we may treat one another with compassion and love.
So, what will you do in 2018?
Perhaps we can make sometime to change how we look at one another, and try to make a positive change in someone else’s life.
Pastor Lisa Chachula