This is the first week of the year; a new start; a new beginning. As we started this New Year, I began to tell the people at Rescued Church, “Happy New Me.” All of us have to realize that something in us needs to change for the better this year. I know that we all dealt with some things last year that we wish we could go back and change. We wish we could replace some of the things that took precedent in our lives last year.
Here we are in yet another year, and many of us have created a list of commitments we will make and what we are going to do different this year.
Some of us have made some New Year resolutions saying: I’m going to eat healthy, lose weight, leave old friends behind, or keep my house clean. We all make commitments and then we struggle with the thought of how can I keep this up all year. What if we didn't make resolutions about things, but instead make a commitment about becoming a better me?
I believe with all my heart that if you work on becoming a better you, everything will fall in place. What would make you better? I believe that if we would begin to work on ourselves, work on our minds, work on our hearts, or just the internal; what’s inside of us will begin to bleed out onto the outside appearance.
Psalm 51:10 (ESV) says:
“Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right[a] spirit within me.”
Just think, “I have to begin to work on me.” Why? Because there is something in me that got me into the mess I dealt with last year. Something innate caused me to except the things that I did last year. So, I need to make a resolution to work on me! If I become a better me I will attract the right things around me. The right things will become a part of my life because of the “New Me.”
Happy New Me should be our focus for this year! Become a better you. Let God complete the work in you. I believe and I declare that becoming a better you will please the Most High. Philippians 2:13 (ESV) says:
“…for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”
I’m going to let God work on the New Me so He can find good pleasure within me. So, don't be beat down by what should have and what didn't happen last year. Pick yourself up and say I'm becoming a better me a “New Me.” God has invested too much in me for me to allow my “should-haves” or “could haves” effect my destiny.