it’s easy for me to get a bit melancholy as each year comes to a close. and perhaps in the past i haven’t done well at controlling my emotions, but i am determined that this time it will be different. i could easily get depressed by looking not only ahead, but looking at my past as well. seeing where i started and wondering why i haven’t grown as much. seeing a trail of the same mistakes and wondering when i’ll ever learn. but what good will it do me, if i choose not to learn from my past, but to sit and wallow in my misery?
i will look ahead with a desire for more of the Lord in my life. i will rejoice at what the Lord has done. and i will look with excitement for the things that He will continue to do.
have a happy new year.