So 2015 ended and 2016 began…
But what’s changed besides the 5 to the 6? Is your marriage better? Have you stopped fornicating? Are you still unemployed? Did that relationship work out? Are you still single after all the prophesies of finding the right one to marry in 2015? Did you get that promotion you believed for? Do you really feel any different today than December 31, 2015?
Please understand, this is not to make you feel low or lose hope. This is just to help you face reality but at the same time offer you hope. How so? How so when you and your spouse have been trying to have a baby for years and 2015 was supposed to be the year but still no pregnancy? How so when the woman/man you gave your heart to didn’t give you their heart in return and now you go into the New Year with a broken heart? How so when you lost a loved one last year? How so when a close friendship ended last year? Or how so when your marriage is still on the rocks? We’ll tell you how. But first…
Do you know how we brought the new year in? With a disagreement. I bet you thought we were going to say with prayer, laughter and lots of love right? LOL! Don’t worry…we did that too. But yes, we started off with a disagreement about something from 2015, that’s still an issue in 2016 (just a separation of a few days of course). And though we’ll resolve this, it goes to show that new years often don’t change nothing but the date. They don’t make you anymore saved than you were the previous year. They don’t stop your heart from hurting from the loss of family or friendships. They don’t stop the feelings of disappointments you’ve suffered. No, they do none of those things. But, there is something that does come with a new year…ANOTHER CHANCE!
And don’t you just love those? You get another chance to make a wrong, right. You get another chance to heal from that broken heart. You get another change to reconcile a lost friendship or start a new one. Couples trying to have babies get another chance to enjoy more sex with each other and try again. Husbands and wives in problem marriages get another chance to work at reconciliation and get help if they need it. Those who lost jobs in 2015 get another chance to search for new ones in 2016. Those who entered the new year in bad relationships get another chance to open their eyes and see that it’s time to let the relationship go and more.
Don’t you see? You might still be the same in a new year, but you’re also still HERE! Alive! And you get another chance to get it right! To do better; to love again; to reconcile; to start afresh; to heal and more!
So even though we brought the new year in with a disagreement, we also get the chance to work it out! *insert happy dance here* We may not have changed in certain areas or we may not have had any new growth as of yet and we may be the same PAV & OEV from 2015, at this very moment. But as long as we have breath in 2016, we have the opportunity to grow from “Same Me” to “New Me” and so do you. So for those who didn’t really feel a change when the clock hit 12:01 AM on January 1, 2016, know that as it is with each day, we get to start this new year off with brand new mercies! And if we were you, we would take full advantage of them…every waking minute!
Lamentations 3:23, “Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning”.
We love you and pray you all have the “Blessed Year EVER”! 😉
~ PAV & OEV