Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A New Chapter -- The New Year and Resolutions

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"Don't trap yourself by making a rash promise to God and only later counting the cost." ~Proverbs 20:25

                  "But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!" ~ Galatians 5:22-23

And now it's time for one last bow.
Like all your other selves, eleven's hour is over now. 
The clock is striking Twelves.

That is from a poem that was used in the Christmas special of Doctor Who, though I thought it could relate to the new year as well.  Everyone waits for the New Year's first hour to come.  It has been a tradition, and we keep it, even if some don't think about it.

"We will shake the chains.  We will make the change."  That's a lyric from a song by Hillsong I think, and it goes well with this.  For some, the New Year is scary because they don't know what's in store for them in their future.  For others, it's a new chapter or a new beginning, a fresh start.
Some joke that the end of the world was last year, that we survived the Zombie Apocalypse.  Some look toward the New Year as a year-long party that we're alive and the world hasn't ended.  Some don't think much of New Year Resolutions and forget them after two weeks of finding out that keeping a promise is "too hard to do".  But the Bible says not to make a promise lightly without counting the cost.  Making a New Year Resolution doesn't have to be a useless thing.  Remember it by writing it and keeping it near.  I'm going to try to remember one of the fruits of the spirit to work on in my life, one that's been harder.  And I'm also going to promise to try to write more, and to enjoy writing, and to finish what I start.  That has been a hard one for me.  I get tired of something once I start it, but it may be more important than I realize to finish.  It is better to finish than to begin.  For the best is yet to come.

What are your thoughts?  Sorry this post is short.  I have to go to my New Year's party.  I have much to post in the future.  And maybe that should be another of my resolutions, to keep loyal to this blog and not watch it die.

1 comment:

  1. Your comment on my blog made me remember that I needed to comment on this post... I read it a week ago but didn't have time to comment.
    I, too, often get tired of something once I start it. I have countless stories from when I was a kid that lay with one or two pages written... Although maybe I could never finish those because I didn't know what was going to happen next. I'm a planner, not a pantser (as NaNoWriMo says).
    Good luck with your writing this year! And also with practicing the fruits of the spirit. That's a tough one.