The thing I love most about the new year is that I feel it’s a blank slate to begin new and improve upon yourself. Clean your side of the street as far as having to ask for forgiveness from those you have wronged and move forward with life. As Christians, we are called to live as Christ did and it’s one of those “easier said than done” tasks. I challenge you to strive towards that goal this year and take me along for the ride so I can help encourage you as you encourage me. May your New Years be blessed abundantly and may you always shine your lights radiantly for His glory.
There will be people that you feel like you can not love, the people that treat you horribly, rude, unrespectful, etc. You could meet grumpy people who hurt you with words, but think about the problems they may be having in their own lives, think about the troubles in their lives and how you can help them become happier people. I’m not saying if someone is abusive to you, continue to stay with them and love them, get out of there and tell someone that you’ve been abused, but pray for those people still…. I’ve never had that happen to me, so I can’t tell you I know how that feels.
You can change the world with a simple smile and a hug!!