We can all use a fresh start. We would all benefit from clearer future plans and more finished loops. The book of James offers wise advice on future planning, so we are neither gullible nor godless.
Unlike the perspective of business coaches and self-help gurus (e.g., David Allen, James Clear), the brother of Jesus provides a view of wealth and life that prevents us from thinking too highly of ourselves. "The Lord's will, not mine" is the Christ-follower's meme.
Read the biblical text (below) and listen to the sermon (above) today. Check into the SprainedAnkle Blog Wednesday (1.6.16) for more teaching on fresh starts, future plans, and finished loops.
13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. (ESV)