By Cindy Cameron
As 2014 rolled around a couple weeks ago, something just didn’t feel like “New Year’s Day” to me. Maybe it was because it was a Wednesday; maybe it was because it was 70+ degrees outside in January. But to try to get into the spirit of the new year, I started to think about some resolutions I could make: to spend more time with God, family and friends, eat less dessert, journal more, exercise consistently, the list could go on…
But honestly, I am not disciplined enough nor do I have unlimited amounts of self-control to accomplish each one of these resolutions throughout 2014. In fact, it’s already the middle of January and I’ve already messed up the exercise and journal resolutions. I’m going to try and keep working at them all, and I hope that my efforts are not in vain, because they are reasonable and doable.
Then I started thinking: Why does a new year have to come in order for me to resolve to make changes in my life for the better?
It doesn’t! I can do it at any time, not just on January 1st. And so when I “fall off the wagon,” I love that I can start again the next day, week or month and that I don’t have to wait to January 1, 2015 to start again.
Our relationships with God can mirror this same model. Imagine if God said that we were only allowed to hit the reset button once a year. How uncomfortable and suffocating would it be if we could only ask Jesus for forgiveness once a year! Ecclesiastes 3:1 says there is a time for everything and the time to resolve to make your life better is always now!
So cheers to anyone who is reading this! May we not wait til 2015 to make a decision to change your life for the better. Happy New Year and happy whatever day is today!
Cindy Cameron is the coordinator for Trinity’s House Church, The Fellowship.
The Fellowship is Trinity’s alternative spiritual community focused on making deep connections and enjoying each other’s talents and company. We meet in our homes, where we build camaraderie around singing, sharing, prayer and food. Join us on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.