On this first day of 2013, I give You my life. Instead of making resolutions this year, I want to make changes. The first change I seek is to live a life of unselfishness. I want to live my life, first for You, and then for others. This will be difficult, but I know I can trust You to work in me.
The second change I want to make is to life my life intentionally and with focus. This year I intend to work with You to find my purpose even if it means giving up those things I enjoy to find it. I want to let go of the presuppositions I have relied upon so that You can work through me.
Third, I want to change the focus of my heart from my circumstances to Your very presence in my life. Even though my circumstances may not change, I will have a clearer vision of why I am here and what I am supposed to be doing.
These three changes will require a deeper trust and more intense faith than I’ve ever had. Today, as I begin 2013, I put all of my faith in You. I refuse to listen to negativity. I will not fear the future though it appears bleak. You are my future, and I intend to seek after You with all of my heart, soul, and mind.