People generally do not like change, they are creatures of habit.
We tend to avoid change and instead do the same things over the course of a week. We wake up at the same time, eat at the same restaurants, go to the same jobs and talk to the same people. There’s nothing wrong with having a routine. In fact, a routine can be a great thing, however, it can also put us in a rut where our weeks become months and months become years.
Our Father has not called us to live this way. We intuitively know that we are not supposed to be stuck. God has called us to continually press forward into His purpose for us.
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 3:14).
Even though we know we’re supposed to change and improve, we can become so accustomed to our way of life that change seems almost impossible.
So, we wait for the New Year. We play a game in our minds to convince ourselves that if we begin on a special day the change is more likely to last. What we’re really doing is delaying needed changes.
We do this because change is hard. Change requires moving out of our comfort zones and we know that could involve failure. We need to realize that we might experience failure along the way, but that doesn’t make it our final destination. It also shouldn’t stop us from trying to better ourselves.
“But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul,” (Hebrews 10:39).
When we’re trying to make a positive change in our lives we have to remember that we are not alone.
The Spirit of God lives on the inside of us to lead us on to victory. It doesn’t matter how big or small the change is. Whether it’s keeping a clean house, getting out of debt or fixing the division in a marriage, God will give us the strength and wisdom we need to complete the task.
We don’t need a special day to start making changes to our lives. We don’t need to fear failure along the way. God will always pick us back up and set us on the right path. I encourage you to not put off the change you know you need to make. Start today and let the power of God work in you to bring that change to completion.
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 1:6).