What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 ESV
The ball drops and it’s finally the new year! This is the time when everyone jumps on their New Year’s resolutions. But, let’s be honest, sometimes those commitments only last a few weeks or so until life returns to normal.
We often associate the new year with change, but we can start over any day, at any time. We can start on a new path at the end of February, or even make our “New Year’s resolutions” in the middle of June. We don’t have to wait until January to start something new.
It’s hard for those of us who like to have our “ducks in a row” to change plans in the middle of them. Just know that we don’t have to continue on a path that’s not working out for us just because we have already started down it and invested time in it. I often like to reference a “sunk cost” when describing these situations because it’s a cost that has already been incurred and can’t be recovered. We don’t have to continue in unhealthy relationships, jobs, or anything else just because we have already invested in them. Time and resources that have been already “spent” can’t be recovered.
I started my “new year” when God led me to quit my full-time job and pursue running my own business. If that’s not a leap of faith, I don’t know what is! I had to let my faith take over and be strong and courageous to boldly live out His plans for me.
It’s never too late to change our lives and follow God’s plans for us. It may happen out of the blue or it may be years in the making, but when we’re called to start our “new year,” we may have to switch up our own plans to boldly make the choice to follow those God has for us.
GO FOR IT!
You can begin your new year at any time. Whether you’re getting nudges from God or you want to try something new, just go for it! It may take you out of your comfort zone, but don’t let it be a New Year’s resolution that only lasts a few weeks. If you jump in the waters, commit to swimming to the other side.
This is an excerpt from Go For It: Boldly Live the Life God Created For You by Melissa Horvath.