Let us take this year by force! Do not sit on the sidelines and be sure to throw out those New Year’s resolutions. That’s right, I said it! They are not enough to make changes in your life. If you want to make a change, it starts with your brain! Change the way you think about your obstacle, business start-up, losing weight, reading the word more and then you will see ever lasting change.
” 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. ”
– Romans 12:1-2 (MSG)