In church on Sunday, the pastor was talking about a new start that the new year gives to us. He gave us an acronym for how to begin the new year.
Stop making excuses for what we don't think we can do. (As we tap into God's ability that works through us, we don't need to excuse ourselves anymore.)
Take inventory can take inventory of what God has given us.
Act in faith: Put some action behind what we believe. That's faith. It doesn't just sit around.
Refocus: See yourself the way God sees you.
Trust: And finally, when all is said and done, trust God.
And then let the new year come. There's nothing to be afraid of in it when you remember that you have the power of the Holy Spirit alive inside of you.