I love the fact that every 365 days we get a brand new beginning. We get a chance to leave old things behind us and start again with a fresh vision. Many people begin each year with new resolutions, promises they make that are broken within a few hours. Others are able to make positive changes because they understand what forces are involved in making positive change.
I have discovered that the formula for change looks something like this: Change = P+R+A+Y.
P is for Passion. By passion I mean a real desire to change that creates motivation.
R is for Repentance. By repentance I mean recognition that what I was doing was not great and I must do something different.
A is for Accountability. By accountability I mean inviting someone into your life who will keep you on course. Someone whom you report to and tell exactly where you are up to in your journey of changed behaviour.
Y is for You. By you I mean just that. A new you is within you. It is just looking for an opportunity to get out. Can you see the new you. Will you encourage the new you. Will you nurture the new you and not allow old habits to suffocate the new you before it has enough strength to become strong and consistent.
Finally don’t forget the power of PRAYER. Ask God to help you become the person He wants you to become. His power is available to you and it is only a prayer away.
May 2012 be your best year yet.