1. Learn from the past. Paul said in Phillippians 3:13 "....this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind," As a born again Christian, your past is under the blood of Jesus. Learn from it and move on. If you have trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior and genuinely confessed your sins as a Christian, don't let Satan keep you regretting the past. Trust in God's forgiveness!
2. Live for Christ today. Philippians 1:21 "For to me to live is Christ..." Take advantage of the opportunities that you have today to minister to others. Don't be so focused on self that you fail to notice those that God places around you that need the gospel or the concern of a brother or sister in Christ.
3. Look to the future Philippians 1:14 "...and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus..." It is certainly wise to have plans and goals for the coming year. This is a good time for each of us to individually and as families to set some goals to help in our spiritual growth for the new year: Bible reading, prayer, church attendance, soul-winning, tithing, etc.
Let's face 2011 with the blessed hope that this may be the year, even the very day, that Jesus will return for his church!