New Year, same messy package

I think New Years is one of my least favorite parts of the year, firstly its cold (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), and secondly New Years resolutions. I’m sure that a lot of people make a lot of great promises to themselves at New Years about the coming year, and beyond. However, why wait for a new year? Why not start as soon as you think of it. For instance, if I decide I need to start working out over the summer why wait for the new year, just do it. There is no reason to wait to improve yourself. I think that we have this mind-set that the new year is a fresh start, when in reality we have the same messily wrapped package as the year, before. We want our lives to be neat and orderly. Our very human nature doesn’t allow this.

I don’t mean this to be a downer by any means, I mean to really encourage you, the reader, to live life as well you as you can. John 10:10 says that Christ came that we may have life and life to the fullest, one translation says life overflowing. If we wait for the New Year to ‘live life’ to ‘improve ourselves’ are we really living life fully? If we believe that we can have a nice neat life are we living an overflowing life?

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