While the year is still young, there’s no better time to take stock of your life and ask some pertinent questions. Are you happy with yourself? Are you the person you want to be? Do you have a vision? Do you have goals? A plan for your life? Now is a good time to formulate a vision – dare to dream! Where do you want to be? What do you want to be doing? what sort of person do you want to become? It’s time for a little internal auditing – to identify the things within you that are getting in the way of your progress and your relationships with other people – those bad habits and those recurring negative thoughts and feelings. Then take a look at the positive side – your asssets (count your blessings!), list all the strengths you’ve been blessed with and all the resources at your disposal – your family, friends, helping professionals. And let’s not forget God your Creator, who dwells within – in fact your greatest asset, the Source of all your strengths and the One to whom you can turn when the going gets tough. Ask Him to show you what you need to change. Now make one or two resolutions (maybe pick one thing to work on), set some do-able goals, and then plan the steps you could take to get there. When you make the changes in your outer life, God will change your inner self to match. How does the future look now? A little brighter?
God loves you and has a vision for your life. Is your vision in harmony with His? Let God be part of your plan, ask Him for His guidance. He will speak to you in your dreams, your conscience and also in His Word (the Bible or other sacred text). Let this be the year you are inspired to renew your dreams and bring them into line with God’s vision for you. God sees your full potential and where you are along the path to your heavenly home. He is with you every step of the way. Take joy in the journey, give God the glory, and may your year be full of good things!
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)