As we begin 2010 with New Year resolutions one thing is clear—there are no redos! 2009 lies far behind and every decision of the past has led to where we are now. Depending on the choices made some are sad, others glad. At a neighborhood party we shared dreams we had for the coming year. One child stated that he wanted to travel around the world, creating some smiles in the room because of his optimism.
The truth is that many of us set unrealistic goals, far too lofty to achieve, that leave a hole in our soul when they are unmet.
What if we approached the New Year the way we would a journey? With one step. Not a faraway place we arrive or do not. Not a goal that we make or break- just one step.
There is great power in the number one. One more hour of exercise a week could make a defined difference physically.
One more hour of less television exchanged for one hour of a meaningful time spent could complete many tasks. One dollar a day saved could make a dramatic difference on your budget. Even better, one dollar given away a day could help a worthwhile cause, even feed an orphan. One call to a friend or family member could change a relationship. One hour more of sleep at night could possibly create a whole new you.
Jesus Christ knew the power of one. His one life changed history, as it can our own life. Find one way that you can grow closer to Him in faith this year. Come alongside one other person this year as he or she takes spiritual steps.
Many stories start “Once upon a time”. Let’s begin our New Year “Once Upon a One.” May many of your challenges be won by one.