NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS!
Out with the Old and in with the New.
2021 mindset: "Let go of what's gone. Be grateful for what remains. Look forward to what's coming."
It's funny how a day in a year can make a huge difference. This past year has been eye-opening, heart-wrenching, or even chaotic at times. However, some have experienced positive advancement and true perspective. I can honestly say, that this past year has been unchartered waters. But in the midst of everything that we have experienced, we can begin this year with new hope, a new perspective, and a new vision.
Sometimes it's hard to let go of the things that have happened to us, whether intentional or accidental. Yet in order to succeed, we need to look forward. It's easy to miss the small victories when we are focused on the big problems. However, the Apostle Paul in Philippians 3:14 stated, "I press towards the mark." What is it that you are pressing towards in 2021? What are you focused on? Is it the Word of God or is it the world and its chaotic state?
We are at the starting point of a new year! How you start will determine how you finish. Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles us. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."(Hebrews 12:1) I am so excited about what God will reveal to each and every one of you in 2021.
Let's make a declaration for 2021.
May you refuse to drag the heavy baggage from your past another step. May you refuse to borrow tomorrow's trouble when it's not yours to carry. May you instead grab hold of today's grace, and today's power offered you right here, right now, for this moment. May you walk in the delegated influence God has assigned you. Walk in a manner worthy of His name. And may holy confidence and humble dependence mark your life in every way today!
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14