What I wouldn’t give to wake up on January 1st, 2015 and have the unshakeable motivation to work out, eat salad, and never have a sweet again… okay maybe not that one. Will it happen? Definitely not, and definitely not suddenly.
I have lived my life waiting for that “zap” of change. As a kid I just assumed you suddenly felt like an adult at a certain age or moment. It just hit you and you suddenly knew what you wanted and how to think and make decisions. Needless to say I haven’t gotten that “zap” yet. I wait for that “zap” every year and maybe I feel it for a moment, but then it fades. I’m realizing, with great reluctance, that I am my own “zap.” (Who knew I could write Science Fiction.)
That saying, “New Year, New You” has irked me lately. I like who I am and I don’t feel the need to re-invent myself every year. I am the same person and I will generally stay the same and ultimately have the same struggles throughout my life. There are always some areas that will need work. I am a strong believer that Jesus is my provider and strength and hope, but I need to meet Him halfway. I need to take that step towards my yoga mat. I need to open my journal and close my laptop. I need to put my running shoes on… although it would be nice if He could help me with that as it’s getting more difficult to bend over ;)
Pray for motivation, pray for the zap, but make steps in the right direction at the same time. Meet Jesus halfway. He doesn’t leave you, He waits. Amen.
(some leftovers from Ontario)
Happy New Year Peeps,