Early in my first marriage, money was tight; therefore, I offered to cut my husband’s hair to save a trip to the barber. I was a bit nervous because I had never cut anyone’s hair before, but snip, snip – so far, so good.
Then after one more snip on the right side of his head … well, let’s just say, that was one snip too many.
Out of nervousness, I began to laugh as tears rolled down my cheeks. My husband ran to the bathroom mirror – and left me seven years later.
I can only conclude that it must have been the “one snip too many” that caused the demise of our marriage. I mean, certainly, it wasn’t because of any character flaws in either of us, right? Truth be told, our marriage would have been better served had a few of our character flaws been snipped off rather than my husband’s short locks.
I’m incredibly thankful for all God has done in me since that time. However, I want to see more growth and maturity. Therefore, with God’s help, I resolve to purposely pursue a more Christlike behavior, month after month, in 2016. Will you join me?
Let’s ask God to examine our hearts so we can begin the new year with a realistic plan that will allow us to see steady growth throughout the year.
Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
(Psalm 139:23,24 AMPC)
What if, at the beginning of each month, we were to ask God to search our hearts and thoughts to show us one area in our life (the choices we’re making) that is displeasing to Him? Then, prayerfully, throughout that month, we did whatever it took (meditating on scriptures, LOTS of time spent with God, accountability, etc.) to change.
If we were to do this month after month, imagine how much we would have to celebrate on New Year’s Eve 2016.
“A Plan for 2016” appeared originally on Memorizing Scripture Blog.