Thursday, January 3, 2013
2013. New Year, New You. Refresh Yourself
My encouragement to you going into the new year is to refresh your soul, mind, heart, and passion. Be determined to leave your 2012 in 2012. Make 2013 a special year for you through prayer, action, and sacrifice. Reflect on God's faithfulness in 2012 and trust in it in 2013. Make way for God's favor!!
It's 2013 people! It's a new year to refresh ourselves and start anew! It is time to start anew! It is time to refresh ourselves for a new year of opportunity. And this year has to be a new year of opportunity for all of us. It is time to refresh our souls, our minds, our hearts, and our passions. It is time to get back to the drawing boards on all of these things.
Many of us lost a lot on encouragement last year. Many of us lost our passion last year because of a lot of our circumstances. We let so many things from 2012 tell us that we are doomed, this year isn't our year, we aren't capable. Well Friends, 2012 is over! The tear is no more. It is time to work on some real change in your life. It is time to get back to being a success. One thing I want you to remember this year as it start off is; THERE IS NO FAILURE IN GOD! Again, THERE IS NO FAILURE IN GOD!. Some of us may not want to admit it, but we gave up on God last year when our hard times came. We say that we trust Him, but our faith was no where to be found when our hard times pressed on us.
Make 2013 a special year for you. Be Specific About Your Future.I can't any more specific than this line. Be very clear how you want your 2013 to be different for you. Figure out why you want it to be different. If you can answer what you want to be different and why do you want it to be different, I guarantee that you will figure out how to make it happen. Prayer will get you there. You may not know immediately how to make it different from 2012 but I guarantee through prayer God will show you the way if you trust Him. When we work, we work, when we pray God works! Prayer always works. Sacrifice those bad habits you picked up in 2012 and let God replace it with His goodness. Sacrifice for those dreams you have. Sacrifice for your peace. It may be letting go of the anger, others, your routine, etc. Do something different. You know the alternative.
Leave 2012 in 2012! Don't come in this new year doing the exact same thing that left you down and out in 2012. You have to look forward to a newer beginning and open your heart for God to do something special. Reflect on God's faithfulness and miracles He made for you in 2012. Even if you don't feel 2012 was a great year for you, it doesn't mean God wasn't good to you. God will always remain committed to you . Think about things that God did do for you and treasure those miracles. Treasure His faithfulness from 2011 if you have to. No matter what, God is good. God is faithful. God is wonderful. Treasure these FACTS and fuel yourself with these facts going into the New Year. Trust in His goodness. I guarantee you, this doesn't mean life will be easy. Again, THIS DOESN'T MEAN LIFE WILL BE EASY. But the battle you go into, you won't be a lone and as I reiterated earlier: THERE IS NO FAILURE IN GOD. Make this 2013 special. Even if you have met a few challenges as we are three days in, don't be discouraged. Put on a good and expectant attitude that the Lord will guide you EXACTLY where you need to be! The Lord will not fail you. Don't fail yourself by not making the changes you need to make in 2013...Be Blessed...