Happy new year folks! I trust by now, we must have tons of nice sounding goals and resolutions for the new year. I’d like to share with you all on what i believe will help us get God’s best in this new year.
It’s really funny; the transition into a new year is nothing special in the sense that you sleep on one night and wake up the next morning and it’s a brand new year. The concept of a new year is man’s own way of being able to calibrate time to plan and realign ourselves with our ultimate goals, it’s a “stop, think, plan and act” opportunity, and one that helps us get the way forward.
There’s already a lot of bad news in the air; the media has done justice to spreading it far and wide; there’re projections of businesses that will fail, job losses, further drop in the price of crude oil and many more, and the anxiety mounts, the fear and uncertainty are evident. It’s obvious that systems that have stood for decades are failing and we need to shift our focus from the “fundamental things” that we used to be able to bank on to what can stand the test of time.
I’d like you to take the following points to heart in the new year and walk with them:
1) Learn to listen to, and hear God. That is the surest source of direction you will ever get. This is no old school statement o, it is obvious that how far we will go and our quality of life depend on taking accurate decisions. It is the way to live in abundance in the midst of famine.
2) Check your association: It is easy to start the year with a lot of hope and enthusiasm but the sustainability of all that depends among other things, on the people we surround ourselves with. If you know your association will do you more harm than good, run! People who always see a reason why something will not work (dream killers) should be far from you. Also, people who pleasing God is not their primary desire will slow you down and draw you back, because it will inform what they can do. If you value your destiny, you will not say you’ve been friends for years with X, and so it’s hard to break up. I dare say, the association is the reason why you haven’t gone farther than this, there’s so much you would’ve become and achieved….A word is enough for the wise.
3) Fight to keep your joy: I was in a meeting recently and someone prayed that that God should not let us have cause to complain; i wondered at the prayer; there’s no year or period without challenges and reasons to complain, it’s our attitude or response to those things that determine what we get from them. There’s a lot of battle going on in the mind, and the way we can keep winning is not to accept defeat or give in. Our strength lies in joy.
I could write much more than this, but i want it straight to the point. Please note however, that the above points and anything we need to do, cannot be done except we make the commitment to do them and achieve the results we desire, if not all within the year, then close. I look forward to an exciting and eventful year ahead, what about you? Ciao!d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’).appendChild(s);