Posted on | January 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
Hello YCC readers. It’s been almost two weeks since I wrote something. Been away and really enjoyed the holidays with family. I pray you too had a great time with yours.
2013 is here and we are still alive. I guess the world didn’t end 12-21-12. lol…
So, what is in store for you this year? I believe this year is going to be a very good one, a very interesting one, if I may add. I think that, there will be new things happening for all of us this year. There will be changes in the US economy, whether it is for good or for bad – I hope it is the former – we are going to be here for you all.
I would like to motivate you all to seek a new vision and a new in-terest in the things that is going on in your life this year.
The 1st step to embracing the new year in your life is to
I. CHANGE YOUR FOCUS — QUIT LOOKING BEHIND START LOOKING HEAD . If you are continually looking behind you cannot see where you are going. That is a fact. You can never bring back the last year. Whether it was a good year or not. You must be able to start looking ahead to really embrace the year 2013.
If you are ever going to move on to new things this year you must learn that …
A. You Cannot Depend Upon Past Victories To Sustain You. Forget the former things;
You may have had many victories and success in the past year but that is past now. You may have survived a difficult time last year, but that too is past.
The question isn’t what worked for you last year – the question must be:
What are you doing in your life right now?
What is it that you want to do in your life right now?
Secondly, in order to move on to new things this year…
B. You Cannot Allow Your Past Failures to Possess You. … do not dwell on the past.
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! : Forget about your past — there is a lot of opportunity to start over.
If you are going to get anywhere in your spiritual life you must understand that.
The 2nd step to embracing this new year is to
II. CLARIFY YOUR FOCUS — DISCOVER WHAT IS IT THAT YOU REALLY WANT
What do you see when you view your life? Do you see possibilities or problems?
You have a choice. You could view your past and the problems of your present, or you could focus upon what you want to do in your life.
Here are 2 ways to clarify your focus:
A. You Must First See Yourself as God Sees You
* The children of Israel felt as though they were getting just what they deserved because of the way they had lived. Some even believed that God would never have anything more to do with them. But they were wrong!!!
You may feel like your past has made your life a wasteland but in God, your life can become a stream of life.
B. Clarify your focus by Seeing the Possibilities as God Sees Them. It is mentioned in the Bibie that God says, “I am making a way in the desert …” God is able to transform the desert areas of your life into fields of blessing and abundance. God can take a dried up useless life and trans-form it into a life of purpose and grace.
I pray you will be able to see yourself embracing the possibilities of the year and be successful in whatever relationship you are in in your journey.