THE BEST NEW YEAR RESOLUTION TO MAKE
One year stretches out 365 days before us: days to love or loathe, worship or worry, yearn or yawn. There will be countless opportunities to choose in the days to come. Should I be angry or should I see the humour in that exasperating situation? Should I give up or should I try again in that difficult quest? Should I hold on to God or should I give in to despair?
Every year and every day for that matter often comes with a mixed baggage. There’s usually some good and some bad, some triumphs and some mistakes. Everyone, no matter how privileged, encounters a little bit of both. At the end of the day, what matters is how you take it.
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So in the new year, what I think is the best resolution to make is to be positive no matter what. You know, the glass half full approach. Let’s look at a few scenarios. I move for a new job, far away from my family and friends. That means I get to make a whole new network of connections – friends, neighbours, work associates. My health is threatened. That moves me to learn more about spiritual healing and the ailment, information that I can use to help others in a similar situation. My finances are less than expected. That teaches me to depend more on God’s favour and provision than on myself.
But nothing says that any of these things will happen. I may not be transferred after all. I may remain strong as a fiddle and I may make more money than I anticipated. But as I said, something else might happen. Whatever it is, hand it over to God in thankfulness and trust that He will work something beneficial out of it. He can turn the darkest situation around. Remember Joseph, sold as a slave to Egypt and imprisoned over there? That was his passage to becoming the Egyptian prime minister and saving his entire family from famine (Genesis, chapters 37 to 50).
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28 (KJV)
HAVE A POSITIVE OUTLOOK. PUT YOUR TRUST IN GOD AND DON’T LET ANYTHING STEAL YOUR SMILE.
NO MATTER WHAT THE YEAR BRINGS, YOU’RE ALREADY A WINNER BECAUSE OF THE VICTORY OF JESUS ON THE CROSS AND YOU KNOW WHAT HE’S DOING NOW?
He’s interceding for you at God’s right hand (Hebrews 7:25).
Write down the good stuff, the things that warm your heart each day. Take a look at them on the dreary days and believe that more of those cheery stuff are coming. It’s gonna be a good year, a year of proving God and finding Him faithful. This reminds me of some lines from one of Andrae Crouch’s songs, “Through it all”.
“If I never had a problem, I’d never know that God could solve them
I’d never know what faith in His word could do”
I wish you a very happy, hopeful, new year. Don’t forget: Keep you chin up. Be positive every day.
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