The New Year is upon us and I just want to know one thing, “What are you packing in your New Year’s bag?”
Throughout social media, I see people posting “New Year, New Me”; yet, they bring so much of last year’s negativity into the New Year. Mind you, I do believe sometimes one must look at the old so as to see how to get to the new. However, when allowing the old to linger, it poses a threat to the mantra “New Year, New Me”. What about you can be new when you keep holding on to the old?
Bitter Bag Packing consists of the baggage such as toxic relationships (be it intimate or otherwise); lack of balance between planning and doing; and/or holding on to negativity (either towards self, others or both). There could be a myriad of things stored in your New Year’s bag that you do not necessarily desire to take into this New Year. Unfortunately,we sometimes have subconsciously compartmentalized and packed it away –instead of dumping the baggage all together. (Disclaimer: I am no certified therapist, but I know a thing or two about being weighed down by unnecessary BAGGAGE!) I suggest making a list of the Good vs. Not So Good things you have in your current 2015 bag. Look at the list with strong intent to leave some things behind (preferably those things that are negative and/or out of your control), positively build on other things, and potentially add new and better things.
As we head into the New Year, I challenge
you to pack light and comfortably because you then can open yourself up to so much more.
“And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” Mark 2:22
Your Restyled Mom…who is making room for God’s pouring into NEW wineskin.