The start of a new year, new semester, new week and new day provides us with the opportunity to recentre ourselves. As we start our new semester we can reflect on where we are, reflect on what good things have enabled us to get to where we are and then identify one or two things that would enable us to move forward in important areas of life. Focusing on the good, that has enabled us to be where we are, even if it is far from where we aim to be, keeps our minds growth focused. It helps to shift us from being filled with negative self-talk that de-energises to proactive thinking that sees us walking forward.
God invites us to turn to Him at the beginning and end of each day, to be thankful for the great blessings He has given us, to ask for forgiveness where we have been less that we ought to have been and to ask for help and guidance to be the best we can be. Placing God at the centre, enables us to let go of ourselves, to gain perspective and to move forward with calm, positive purposefulness.