It’s that time of the year when we make New Year Resolutions and decide to improve ourselves in different ways. We could resolve to lose weight, exercise more, volunteer more, take a leadership position, save more…the list could go on and on and on. In most cases, we are trying to correct or make something better, making it more positive to benefit ourselves.
Not to say resolutions are a bad idea, but, on a different note, as opposed to doing a complete 360 and changing, why not look back and focus on the positive aspects from the previous year and continue to focus and build on those?
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8, NKJV)
As we start this New Year, let us be reminded of Paul's words. Let’s reflect on the good and not necessarily focus on reversing a negative. Let us continue to remember that in the midst of our humanness, positivity is found and we can mirror that and be an example of Christ to others.