Written by Suzanne Dickey
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind & straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
Many of us have seen our resolutions of a few weeks ago crash & burn, leaving us in despair among the dust & ash. Be encouraged: God willingly offers His grace & power for our next chance! Our Scripture offers some helpful guidelines:
- Forget our failed attempts of the past & live in today Think about tomorrow when it becomes today. Live in the present.
- Focus on one issue, habit, activity, or resolution to change or implement.
- View setbacks as temporary detours & follow God back on track. Detours are not dead ends; they always lead back to the main avenue.
- Pray, rely on God alone & review these guidelines daily.
As God’s children, let’s put our hands in His, walking our baby steps daily. We will stumble & sometimes fall, but we don’t have to stay down. We will be amazed at where baby steps take us!