No Mope, Just Hope!

It’s the last weekend of the year.   We are getting ready to start a brand new, exciting year.   No moping about what you didn’t accomplish in 2016- let’s celebrate what we will do in 2017.

This is a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a brand new start.  It sounds like a cliche, but it has a ring of truth to it.   So we didn’t lose the weight we wanted to this year, so what?   It is discouraging, but let’s start over again with renewed effort.  We can make resolutions, but those always fall through.  Instead of resolutions, let’s make commitments and goals.  Write them down and chart our progress.  It’s easy to follow through when you  have committed something to writing.

So no mopey faces this weekend. mope No defeatist attitudes.  No saying ” I can’t do it!” No mope, just hope!   And what is the greatest way to hope?  Believe in Jesus Christ.  Make a commitment to have Him in your life more this year.  Whatever you do, do more for Christ.  If you don’t do anything, make a commitment to start – just start by praying or attending church or talking to someone about religion.   If you already are committed to Christ, do more.  Take the extra step – invite someone to join you on your journey.  Help the needy.  Give more time or finances.  Do something to step it up.  Jesus doesn’t want us to mope – He wants us to be happy and celebrate life.  So whatever ails you, whatever failed you, leave it behind this weekend and start a new year with the full light of Christ shining on and through you.   Blessings to all for a safe and happy New Year!

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