A new year, a fresh start, a clean slate. The new year holds such promise. We set goals and make resolutions. And these are really good things. As Bill Copeland said, "The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score." Goals are important.
But we needn't wait for a new year to start fresh. As this January moves into February and the days fly by, as the do seemingly faster each year, we will make mistakes and fail at goals. That's okay! God's mercies are new every day. So you don't have to wait until January 1, 2013 to get your fresh start. Or even a Monday! Take it daily.
We may have many plans, but the plans of the Lord prevail. Why not include Him in your goal setting this year, and see what you can do together.
What goals or resolutions have you set for 2012?