It is about a week we stepped into the New Year. We all need new inspiration, new encouragement, new motivation, new vision, new resolution, and more new ideas.
At the beginning of the new year, I found this Life.Church Instagram Post that I found helpful and I wanna share these 5 Myth vs Reality about New Year Resolutions:
Myth 1: I need to change everything to be happy this year.
Truth 1: Real change starts with a renewed mind, not a new calendar. As Romans 12:2 reminds us, transforming our mind in God’s truth is the key to His perfect will for our lives. You don’t need January 1st to start afresh; every day is a new chance with God.
Myth 2: If I make grand New Year’s resolutions, I’ll be more committed.
Truth 2: It’s not the size of your resolutions but the daily small steps you take that lead to significant changes. Commit your plans to the Lord (Proverbs 16:3) and let Him guide your daily walk, not just your yearly goals.
Myth 3: This year must be better than the last, or it’s a failure.
Truth 3: Each year comes with its own set of challenges and blessings. Instead of comparing, learn to find contentment in all circumstances (Philippians 4:11-13). God is at work in every season of your life, molding you for His purpose.
Myth 4: A new year means I must find my purpose.
Truth 4: Your purpose isn’t hidden in the turn of the year; it’s found in your daily relationship with God. As you walk with Him, your purpose will unfold in His timing. Remember, purpose is a journey, not just a destination.
Myth 5: If I’m not where I thought I’d be, I’m behind.
Truth 5: God’s timeline is different from ours. He isn’t restricted by our schedules or societal expectations. Trust in His divine schedule; you’re exactly where you need to be for Him to work in you and through you (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
As you step into this new year, embrace the growth, the learning, and even the setbacks, for they are all part of His greater plan.
This year, I want to be more consistent doing little things and be realistic with my goals rather than comparing myself with others and doing unrealistic things.
I started with this Write The Word project on a small notebook every day. For me, writing down the Bible verses I read helps me to memorize them daily. I write it down not so that I can remember it later but so I can remember it now. It is also a way to train myself to focus on God and spend time with him.
This mini notebook is included in the December Creative Worship Inspiration Box (still available at the store, limited quantities!!!). I used the supplies (stamp sets, stickers, Lindy’s magical shaker, Zig Writer pen) that also included in this box to create these 3 pages and also these supplies:
• Books of the Bible stamp set
• Word Mapping stamp set
• Your Story stamp set
• Stitched Rectangle die set
• Lines and Crosses mini stencil
• Grunge Texture mini stencil
• Grunge Dots stencil
• Christ the King printable
I used Memento Dew Drop inks for stamping sentiments and images, and Distress Inks for adding texture with stencil on the backgrounds.
Let’s find hope in your new year resolutions with the truth. May God leads and guides you one step at a time.
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