But life isn’t always about counting down to a celebration. In real life, when the ball drops it can mean a lost job, the unexpected death of a family member, a bad medical report, the end of marriage, or some other unexpected, unpleasant event.
I have also mentioned before how I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. I, like so many others, break them in the first week. But there is something I want to change in me. That is how I react to people, things, and even unexpected ball drops. I want to operate in one, or multiple “fruits of the Spirit”. You know them;
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Gal. 5:22-23.
My favorite part of verse 23 is this, “against such things, there is no law.” I take this as to mean that this fruit is from God, and no one can affect them, change them, or remove them! With God’s help, I can renew my mind and my first reaction to anything said, or done will be one of these fruits. Fruit, as we know, provides nutrients that are good for us, and others. Fruit tends to be sweet, delicious, and full of flavor. When this type of change comes about, all will be better for it.
So come on 2022! I’m ready to change!
Happy New Year!
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