It’s the beginning of a new year. So what does that mean? Has anything changed? Or is everything going to be pretty much the same as it was last year, and the year before. If we don’t plan on making any changes the chances of them happening are slim to none. If you like the status quo and are satisfied with where you are and where you are going it is important that you do nothing different that you did last year. If you change any of the things then it’s likely the outcome will also be changed and different.
Actually, if you are happy where you are perhaps it may be best to just keep it that way. There is much talk and much written about doing better and making changes and setting new goals that we lose site of the value of just keeping on keeping on with what we have been doing and who and what we are. Just recently I was thinking about how happy and satisfied I am with my current situation. I am happily married. have loving family and friends all around and enjoy the work I’m doing. Honestly, I’m not planning to change a thing.
I know that may sound like I’m just stuck in a rut but it’s comfortable and fulfilling. I don’t have anxiety and frustration because things aren’t working out the way I want. Praise the Lord most of the time everything works out just fine and if it’s not the way I like it I make adjustments so that I get okay with the situation. Mind you I don’t do this all on my own. I have the Helper, the Holy Spirit, who indwells me to lead me into submission to my surroundings and circumstances. But in that I find peace. It is no longer important to, “get my way” and, “do my own thing”, or “do it my way”. As it says in Luke 17:10… So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.”
This attitude does not come from our own nature, from our good self but rather it is bestowed upon us as we participate in the very life of Christ, whose like we have if we are believers.