Small change today, big successes tomorrow. By Craig Groeschel
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Cor. 5:17)
Vincent van Gogh said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” He knew that a great life is built by small disciplines and wise decisions.
For most of my adult life, I’ve followed his advice and started one new discipline every year. It might not sound like much, but the disciplines add up.
Over the years, I’ve gotten in better physical shape, become a better student of God’s Word, and grown to be a good financial steward. I started small and just kept at it.
Sure, I’ve slipped up and had to start over. But the disciplines that stick are the ones I practice hand-in-hand with God.
I’m convinced that two of the biggest mistakes you can make in life are not starting and not finishing. Maybe in the past you’ve had good intentions to start some new habits.
Maybe you left many of them unfinished. Regret has set in. Sometimes you feel like a failure. You’re too embarrassed even to try starting over.
But today that’s going to change.
While you can’t undo the past, you can start a new habit that could dramatically improve your future. If you’re willing to take that first step, Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith, will help you complete what he’s called you to begin.
I can only imagine how different my story will be, Lord, if I add one new discipline over this next year. With your help, I know I can make the change you’re calling me to make!