A New Beginning

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

It is December 31st, the last day of the year, the Eve of a New Year. There are many things that we have promised to never do again, to never say again, to never waste money on again, and the list is endless.

Sadly the chances are that we will end up repeating the same unproductive behaviors, because habits are very hard to break. With determination and committment we must explore different methods to achieve different and positive outcomes. Journaling and budgeting using a handwritten and hardcopy method takes effort and provides a record of accomplishments and defeats. It takes perserverance, and the desire to live differently for change to occur.

If you have the desire to grow a herbal container garden, then you must develop a plan based on several decisions: Size of the pot; Seeds or starter plants; Variety of desired herbs; Indoor or outdoor location; and placement for adequate sunlight.

Give yourself the opportunity to achieve personal and spiritual growth for the incoming New Year.

God has promised that He has good plans for us. It is a choice for us to believe and receive His plans by changing our unpredictable behaviors and unproductive plans.

It is a time for New Beginnings. By developing a sound plan based on good choices that produce positive outcomes, change can and will occur.

Challenge for today: Develop a plan to make a positive change in your life.

Prayer for today: Dear God, I am ready to change my old behaviors which have been in conflict with the plans that you have for me. I commit to loving and serving you, and will rely on your strength to make positive changes in my life. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen!

Sonya Johnson Ruiz

Author: steps2successwithsolutions

By profession, I am a Registered Nurse, with a passion for helping others overcome the obstacles in their lives. I am a writer of Devotionals, Romantic Poetry, and Research Articles. The recent development of Mentoring and launching as a Motivational Speaker has prompted me to address real-life issues for women from a spiritual perspective.