Today is New Years Day. The close of 2012 has come and a new year has begun. Today countless people around the world will begin their annual ritual of creating their new years resolutions. People will take a little time to reflect on their lives and make determinations on what they’d like to change or accomplish. The process is different for everybody, some take it very seriously while others take a more laid back, wishful approach.
Statistics show an overwhelming majority of the people making their new years resolutions will not follow through in completing them. The majority will not see the complete change they envisioned when their goal setting began and will give up within the first 2 weeks. Yikes! Not very encouraging is it?! Still, it is the opportunity of a fresh new year to set the proverbial reset button so to speak and start afresh that entices even the most complacent individual to become a dreamy goal-setter!
Something I learned long ago was the importance of getting myself before God and allowing Him to impart His vision for my next season. I could spend time plotting out my own resolutions, projects and plans, but since God in His infinite wisdom has ‘pre-pared’ some things for me for 2013, I’m much
better off asking Him and letting Him download those things to my heart. You see God would actually like to plot out your new year with you!
Proverbs 29:18 says “Where there is no vision, the people perish…”
When you don’t know where you’re going you’ll never go anywhere. If you don’t have a vision for your life you won’t really complete much of anything. But when you do have that vision from heaven, you can then see your path and move out. With a charted course, you have a destination of arrival, without it a lot of time is wasted wandering aimlessly.
Having a vision for your life is incredibly significant and important. When you get before God and allow His vision to permeate your decision making, you’ll be able to complete any task set before you. When obstacles or hindrances come you’ll have an extreme vigor and tenacity about you because of the vision God has placed in your heart.
When I get before God, hear His vision for my life, and accept that vision as my own I am positioned for success. I believe that’s where passages like Psalm 91 truly take hold. When we walk down that road that God has set before us we are unstoppable!
As we move forward in this New Year I encourage you to get alone with God and ask Him afresh for His vision for your life for 2013. Once you have that vision, don’t take it for granted. That plan is specifically created for you. You are chosen and set apart for His specific purpose to use your life to help and bless others in a unique way.
Walk in that strength and remember, that you don’t have to see the whole picture just take the step that’s in front of you and keep going!
Thank you for taking time to read this blog. I pray you’re encouraged and inspired to press for the best!
I call you blessed,
Rev. Jen Tringale