Have you kept up with your New Year’s resolutions? Do you get frustrated when you slip on those resolutions? We’ve all been there, right? Whether it is to lose weight, eat healthier, quit smoking, stop negative thoughts, or break out of a vicious cycle, it can be tough. It is so easy to slip back into our old ways – we know those old ways and they become comfortable and easy to slip back into.
At Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries’ maternity home, the moms who live there are not different than you and me. They want a better version of themselves. They have a goal in mind, a vision, perhaps a dream. Their choice to come to the maternity home can sometimes require them to change many things all at the same time. It can mean cutting off relationships so they can heal. It can mean choosing life when the world is telling them not to. The pulls and tugs from many directions can make it very hard for them to attain their goals, to keep up their promises and commitments. Just as we fail, they may also stumble and fall.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong
and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be
discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you
wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9