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Never Give Up

By Cameron Shurley

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”

    Two weeks into the new year and life has almost reached its normal pace. Chances are by the end of this month everyone will have forgotten the New Year’s resolutions. People love new things: new iPhones, new clothes, new year, new me and etc. So why is it so hard to keep New Year’s resolutions?

     The children of Israel forgot how God had blessed them, they turned to idolatry and evil. When Solomon's temple had been forgotten and again the Jews turned their eyes from God, Babylon came and took all they had. It is easy to forget the good things in life. It's easy to forget our triumphs and remember vividly our mistakes. This is why resolutions fail. Often we think “ I didn’t exercise today, I might as well stop.” Humans lose faith in themselves so easily but God has a solution.

    In God’s infinite wisdom, He created us to love new beginnings. Each new day, new week, new month, and new year brings opportunities to change. Forgive and forget is a motto the Bible promotes. Forgive yourself and live as if you hadn’t messed up the day before. Don’t give up, but if you do, tomorrow is another day.

(This article is reposted from a previous year.)


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