You are Okay

As we enter the second week of the new year, take time to remember life is a process. In 2017, success or failure will happen not in a moment but one day at a time. This year I have decided not to set a new year’s resolution per se. Instead my focus this year is on allowing God to change my heart, my mind and my attitude. A changed individual is the product of a new heart not a new year. I want to encourage you to take it slow. This year will pass one day at a time, and true success can only come by this route. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Where God is our focus, change and success are inevitable.

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     It is a beautiful winter morning here in West Michigan. I peered out the window to take yet another look at the beautiful ivory snow that now blankets the ground. This morning, I woke up thinking about how many years of my life have been spent wherein the first moments of my day were consumed with thoughts about the things I can do better, what I should be doing, or how far along I should be in a particular aspect of life. And I must admit, they are far too many to count. That contemplation however, lasted only for a moment when all of a sudden, I was overwhelmed with a sense of ‘okay-ness’. Now for you Language Arts and English scholars, I do understand that this is not technically a word, but if you would allow me to, I would like to use it only this once…

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