INSANITY: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. –Albert Einstein
According to Albert Einstein, I may suffer from a psychological disorder. For those who know me, this admission probably clears up a lot of questions. 🙂 But in my defense, I think most of us have been guilty of a little insanity once in a while. The times where we have been like a hamster on a wheel, repeating the same patterns over and over again, while wondering why we aren’t getting anywhere. Yep, I’m guilty; but you can put away that straight jacket. This year is all about change!
I’m in a place right now in life where I have to be very grown up and wise and make a lot of decisions….a scary thought. Personal decisions, financial decisions, and decisions that affect the future of my kids….even scarier thought. Now this isn’t the first time I’ve had to face important decisions, but I know I have made some wrong turns in the past. I have actually driven down the wrong road many, many times in the past, but still expected to get to my desired destination. I told you I suffered a bit from insanity!
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
But as I read the above verse, I am reminded that the old has gone and the new is beginning. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13), and that includes breaking bad habits and handling situations the old way. I can see my destination, and I’m applying new wisdom that God has given me to move forward. So onto the journey from the wilderness to the promise land. I will send you a postcard when I get there!