The “New” Starts With You!
I have heard many people talk about things they want to accomplish in life. I have watched and listened in silence as people point fingers at others for the failures or dramas in their life. I have observed the parades people put on to convince the world of blessings in their life.
I have yet to see those (especially those who play out their dramas in the social media/public arena) who take ownership and responsibility for their failures and/or dramas.
If this message resonates with you, do yourself a huge favor in this year – Be Intentional – Be Honest With Yourself! The “new” really does start with YOU!
If you were FORCED into a situation, that’s one thing. However, the truth is more likely that you made some decisions in your life that most likely did not come by way of seeking/listening/adhering to wise counsel, fervent prayer, and/or being still (in heart, mind, and body) to really hear God’s opinion and direction on a matter.
When you are honest with yourself, you don’t blame others or attempt to make them a debtor because of the outcome of your choices, even if their choices affect you adversely. When you are honest with yourself, you seek God to for repentance and deliverance from the lies and sins that brought you into error (1 John 1:5-10). It really boils down to being a maturity thing.
So, be intentional towards your well-being (heart, mind & body); make a commitment to yourself, to be honest with yourself in every situation/circumstance that has left you bruised, broken or burdened. A true life change begins with a confession!
I can honestly say that 42 years of practicing not lying to myself has kept me from holding grudges and, from carrying around physical, emotional or spiritual baggage! And that, brethren, has given me 42 years of freedom to grow in Christ, and Speak True Life!
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.