I think at this stage in January, the general ‘murk’ of the month should have lifted. All of the Christmas chocolate should now be gone, and unless you’ve kicked the ‘New Year, New You’, thing really hard, a significantly expanded waistline is probably nicely settled in by now.
I definitely experienced the blues hard this year- but have really focussed hard on depending on God for a transformation in mood and outlook. After all, Jesus does speak over you, who you will be/ who you are in Him. Think about the disciples who were given different names. They WERE someone else, but in Christ, they found themselves, and had the truth revealed to them about who they really are and what they were going to become. Simon was declared Peter, after his revelation that Jesus was the Christ. It is this truth that can be relied on to have real HOPE that our futures, personality flaws, dim outlooks and sin will be changed.
One of my ‘New Year, New You’ things that has stuck (for now) and I believe WILL stick, is my Bible In A Year. I’ve found it so useful, and, even though tough to get into- a really enjoyable part of my day. I don’t have a set time that I read it, but find that I always feel encouraged and peaceful after doing so.
The #IQS8WP is due to start soon as well, and I’ve already gone through a significant amount of the withdrawal process already, having had a panicked three days thinking that I would not fit into my dress! Mr M will be joining me too, and has already shown intrigue in the jar of coconut oil that has made its way into my kitchen, in preparation.
So, I’m choosing to leave the ‘murk’ well and truly behind. When I think about Mrs Morris, I know she wouldn’t hold on to a few low weeks, and she certainly wouldn’t let in ruin a ‘New You’ resolve. She’d be accepting of past mistakes and welcome them as challenges to her behaviour. I don’t think that the January Blues are necessarily a bad thing if taken with this attitude.
Things will get better.
I can be changed (into a lovely Mrs Morris, who Jesus would be pleased with, one hopes).
I will be healthier.
I will be strengthened by the word.
Read and repeat!
If anyone has actually read to the bottom of this, you’ve probably realised I’m not a very ‘plan centric’ writer- I tend to just bumble through whatever is in my mind! Diary blogs are fine for this though- I hope!
Good vibes are set to come- lots of love, Miss Fox X