It’s a new year! And as I dive into 2013 I’m really challenging myself to approach this year with some new views on things.
A new view is changing the way I look at something. For example, if I were to close off the windows in my house and break through some different places to put windows, I’d have a new view. A new way to look at my yard.
Or in a bigger sense, I’d be looking at what I’m used to seeing, but from a different angle.
This allows me to see things I haven’t seen before which is healthy and helpful. I could see dead things that need to be replaced. I could see neglected things that need some attention. I could see thriving things that should be enjoyed more. Having a new view of my yard would facilitate this process.
Look at the common theme in each of these verses and watch how the word “new” is central to each:
Obviously, I can’t change the windows in my house, but I can change the windows in my soul. Take my eyes and look at some things about myself from different angles and really challenge myself to grow. Change. Develop.
See things about myself that need to be replaced, need some attention, or need to be enjoyed more.
During this next month I’ll be writing about some new views and maybe you’ll find some ways you want to challenge yourself as well.
Here’s the one I’ll be tackling in tomorrow’s blog:
What kind of problem responder am I?
The old view- focusing on the obstacle
The new view- focusing on the opportunity
I think this “new view” is going to be fun and enlightening. And of course I’ll throw in a few surprises as well. So, who’s in? Leave a comment below about one new view you’d be willing to attempt this year and I’ll pick a few of your topics to tackle as well.
Happy New Year! Happy New View!