Hello, 2018! It’s that time of year where we all become more aware of a fresh start, a clean slate and all the exciting possibilities that a new year holds.
The good news is your goals or resolutions don’t have to end up like 80% of people who quit by mid-January because more than the old cliché, you truly are a new you! The bible tells us that anyone who is in Christ is a new creation, old things have passed away and all things become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Amazingly, the same Spirit who rose Christ from the dead now lives in you. (Romans 8:11) Talk about power! This is real transformation, a whole new you.
You, my friend don’t ever have to wait for a new year, as new month or a Monday to respond to the work and plans of God. His tender mercies are new every day. Just remember you will need to take the new territory bit by bit, so don’t get discouraged and don’t give up. He has already given you the victory.
The desire in you to accomplish God- sized, life changing goals is because He has prepared good works for you to walk in. (Ephesians 2:10) And with that, opportunities to use your spiritual gifts, talents, experiences and your sphere of influence to accomplish those works while remaining dependent on Him.
Here are some truths to keep you focused and intentional this year:
I encourage you to take some time this weekend to seek the Lord diligently for His will and plan for this day, week, month, quarter and year. God sized callings, goals and dreams take the power of God to accomplish so taking some time to reflect and seek the Lord is crucial.
Here are some questions to focus on:
"For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him." Philippians 2:13
Do you need someone to come alongside you as you step-by-step set godly goals, work through limiting beliefs and make a plan? Watch for my new workbook and planner, God's Way to Success coming in January 2018! Sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know when it's released!
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9