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It must be tough to be January. I mean, really, no other month has it so hard. As a society, we collectively lay all our hopes, dreams and expectations at its feet as if something magical should happen with the turn of the calendar and the start of the new year.
And just when we find ourselves all wrapped up in motivational slogans to start fresh and take hold of new possibilities for ourselves, our family and future, excitement and expectation too often crash headlong into disappointment, frustration and discouragement.
As some might say, such is the way of the world, or perhaps a more accurate phrase, an unbelieving world.
Because as a believer, I no longer find myself overly burdened by all that January is meant to be. Yes, I still set goals, work to accomplish new things, get excited by the thought of “all things new.” But January no longer holds a monopoly on new beginnings or do-overs.
I don’t have to wait for a new year, a new month, or even a Monday. Because of Jesus, my fresh starts—and yours too—are new every morning. What a gift, Great is His faithfulness!