In my perfect world I would’ve written an inspiring post on the first of January to kick off the new year. You know, the kind that would make you want to go to the gym every day, finish that Bible reading plan you’ve had for years, take up knitting, be a big brother/sister at a local youth center, and climb Mount Kilimanjaro. But alas, I am not perfect and that wishful, perfect-world blog post was never accomplished if you haven’t noticed already.
But I’m thankful for second chances. Since I’m in Korea and celebrating the Lunar New Year is a big deal (friends have been telling me that it’s like celebrating Thanksgiving + Christmas + Easter) I’m taking this opportunity to celebrate and finally write a New Year post.
So for those of you who don’t believe in second chances, stop that. There are second chances. You may not be exactly where you thought you would be literally or figuratively on January 31, 2014, but don’t lose heart. God is in the business of bringing new life where there is none. So breathe in and out, write a list of goals for the new year and tackle them one by one. Believe that he is creating something new in you this year. After you’ve done that, go eat some rice cakes.
Happy Lunar New Year!