17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
This is one of my favorite verses because it reminds me of God's willingness to renew me, to make me whole. His forgiveness is neverending; his willingness to make me a new creation everlasting. He is a god of chances, willing to give you as many chances as you need to get it right. His mercy endureth forever. Blame is not the issue, as He is not a god of blame. In Him, there is no condemnation and thus we must move from self condemnation to receiving his forgiveness. His forgiveness is the key that enables us to open the door leading to renewal, enlightenment, and the newness of a fresh path towards the destiny He has for us.
A new year is about new beginnings, a fresh start down the path God has established for us. Be resolved to becoming a new creation in Christ, to letting go of the old things and letting them pass away, and to believing that all things will be made new. Begin your transformation by the renewing of your mind in Christ. Make your new year's resolution about a new spiritual diet; one in which you are committed to nourishing yoursself daily with His word, committing it not only to your memory but to how you live every day of your life! Then you will begin your journey towards becoming the new creation God has intended you to be! Take a step of faith and God will ensure he carries you the rest of the way! Just a little advice to go!