Stepping Into the New Year. One step leads to another, and soon enough we’re walking…before we know it, we’re right where we’d hoped to be.
For me, life is like a series of steps, and stepping into the New Year is not any different. Surely it can be confusing not knowing what obstacles we’ll need to traverse and how to prepare for dealing with them. Do we need to don our show boots, or will a pair of street shoes be just fine? No matter what the footwear, we still must travel through each day. I believe that how we choose to take each step will determine how pleasant our journey through the year will be.
We’ve all experienced mornings when we have to drag ourselves out of bed and it seems like all we’ll be able to manage is a slow crawl throughout the day. Other times we bounce up and hit the floor running, long before the alarm clock goes off. I don’t envision stepping into the New Year in any of these ways. Wouldn’t it be nice to enter into it at just the right pace? One step leads to another, and soon enough we’re walking…before we know it, we’re right where we’d hoped to be.
How we go about stepping into the New Year is an individual adventure. There are some who are used to treading the same route at the same old pace. Why not try trotting along fresh new paths that will inspire personal growth and set new goals for yourself. Others have been pacing along trying to take in all that life has opened up for them. Why not concentrate on just one or two of those opportunities and be the best at them that you can? Still others have been sprinting the distance, and are in desperate need of a break. Why not stop, rest for awhile…then come back renewed and stronger than ever before?
What about you? In what way will you begin stepping into the New Year? Whichever way you choose, may it lead you to a most satisfying and beautiful journey.
Wishing you God’s peace and fulfillment in the coming year,