What Did You Leave Behind in January 2015?

Posted by | February 04, 2015 | For Pastors, Latest Blog, Personal Life | No Comments

January has now melted into 2015; it’s gone never to be lived again. What did you leave behind in January 2015?

We all left something there. Was it your New Year’s resolution that you left behind after the first week? Or maybe your promise to yourself that you would exercise more and eat better and that was left behind in week two?

How about your commitment to daily journal? Was that left behind at week three? Besides, who has time for that anyway? You were really doing well on breaking that habit of ________ until week four, and then you crashed. If you could have just made it to January 31st, you would have succeeded because we all know it takes 30 days to break a habit. Oh well, there is always next year to start over. Really, what about the next 11 months?

January is living proof of James 4:14b; “What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” January is gone so stop living in the regrets of the past.

The encouragement for February is Philippians 3:13b-14; “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

I Timothy 6:11-12a “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith.”

Stop allowing the failures of January to control February. It’s a new month, a new day, so press on!

About Ron Cook

Ron and his wife Rodetta have been married 39 years. They have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. Ron ministers to hundreds of pastors annually through mentorship, counseling and by phone. He has been a Pastor for 39 years and understands the stress of ministry, and wants to share his longevity in ministry with other pastors and help them finish well.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Please fill out the form below to gain instant access to your FREE Care for Pastors Sunday Planning Guide.
*We hate spam and never share your details.
Thank You. If your download doesn't start automatically check your email.
Thanks for participating in Care for Pastors Sunday!
8% Contribution (Physical Products)
5% Contribution (Digital Products)

As the world's largest distributor of Christian products, Christianbook.com provides online access to their premier selection of Christian products--over 500,000 books, Bibles, DVDs, CDs, gifts, toys, games, and more.
0.5% Contribution (Per Purchase)

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com
15% Contribution (Monthly)

Guard yourself and your loved ones with Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability and Filtering.

Our goal is to equip people with tools that provide protection and encourage accountability and trust in the fight against Internet temptation.
4% Contribution (Monthly)

Everyone deserves affordable legal and identity theft protection. Including you.

With LegalShield on your side, you have the power to access legal and identity theft advice and services when you need them, all for one low monthly fee.