Ring in the new

Originally appeared on spirituality.com

With changing seasons come growth and renewal. And with the holiday season upon us and a new year approaching, you may be ready to grow out of an old job, house, or relationship situation.

Moving forward may come effortlessly and naturally, or it may require constant conscientious effort. It may be pleasant, or it may be a real drag, depending on how much is your expectation of good.

Have you considered how resistance to change, inertia, and fear of the unknown are some of the mental barriers that need to be overcome in order to progress? Putting off the old and putting on the new (see Col. 3:9, 10), may involve leaving behind the familiar and comfortable and often have more to do with our mental landscape than anything else.

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