ONWARDS ANd UPWARDS INTo ThE NEW YEAR
A quick glance behind…
If you feel that you have made mistakes, taken wrong turns, even failed miserably at this or that, you’re in good company. Many of God’s heroes in the Bible did those same things, but they learned from their mistakes. And God came to them, sitting in the midst of failed dreams or disappointed hopes, and gave them a new reason to live. That’s what He can do when we give up on our own plans and projects and decide to try His. He gives us goals to help us grow and move in the right direction, and then He helps us attain them. Give Him your heart and life, and let Him give you all the good things He has planned for you.— Nana Williams
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.— Albert Einstein (1879–1955)
The world is a book and every step turns a new page.— Alphonse de Lamartine (1790–1869)
A story is told of an elderly woman who slipped and fell on a busy street. Several people quickly went to assist her, but she was already hoisting herself back up.
“I’m all right,” she assured them. “I always fall forwards, never backwards.”
When we’ve “taken a fall,” instead of dwelling on the mistake or hurt, let’s make it a fall forward by learning from it and looking to the future. — Abi May
1. Colossians 1:11
2. See Philippians 4:13.
A steady look upward…
We are given a fresh start not only at the beginning of the year, but every morning when we wake up. We have the chance to start anew and make things right.— Mottos for Success
To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life.— Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)
Look upon every day as the whole of life, not merely as a section; and enjoy and improve the present without wishing, through haste, to rush on to another.— Jean Paul (1763–1826)
Let us labor to be like unto angels, “strengthened with all might,” walk
1 ing about the world as conquerors, able to do all things through Christ which strengthens us. 2— John Trapp (1602–1669)