What are your plans for the coming year?
they grand? Are they going to change your life for the better? Or are
they going to be so jammed packed that each day will flow into the next
without a moment’s notice? Do your plans need some structure? Some
scheme of sorts? Some promise; something new?
I suspect if we
were to keep tally marks on how our days went down for this past year we
might not be so proud. It may not look so appealing with forty-two
marks under “Days Complaining”; thirty-six strikes for time spent
“Wallowing in Self Pity”; twenty-eight check marks for all the hours
burned living as a “Couch Potato”; and on we could go marking off all
the days we wasted precious time.
Wish you could get those days back? Redo a few? Well, join the club!
time is something that can’t be forced into reverse. We can’t buy time
or stop it from ticking away; it keeps going no matter what happens or
Soon we will start the beginning of a brand new
year. Three hundred and sixty five more chances to live life to the
fullest. We could simply try to plan on letting God’s love take over
Love that inspires us to quit complaining about nothing;
love that energizes us to stop feeling sorry for ourselves and start
feeling mercy towards others; love that mobilizes us to get off that
couch and do something purely for the love of God; love that fires us up
instead of letting ourselves get so worked up over some silly plan that
Love that lasts forever as Saint Paul writes in his letter to the Romans: “For
I am certain that nothing can separate us from His love; neither death
nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither
the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world
below–there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to
separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our
I have a grand plan--three hundred and sixty five days plus forever under the indestructible influence of Jesus.
Happy New Year, May it be filled with the Love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.