When trying to make a fresh start, we need to keep in mind a few things. First of all, our goals need to be realistic and do-able. We don’t want to set ourselves up for failure by setting goals that we are unlikely to meet. For instance, it’s better to set a modest goal of walking two or three times a week rather than promising daily visits to the gym—a promise we are bound to break.
Of course, even if we manage to set realistic goals, we may not always meet them. So the second thing to remember about our fresh start is, when we slip, to get right back on track and not beat ourselves up. I love Lamentations 3:22-23, which tells us that “His compassions are new every morning.” With the Lord each day is a new day, a chance to start over. [Read more…]