Happy new year!!
Happy new year saints!! We made it!! It's the year of our Lord 2017. Glory be to God for watching over us and ushering us into a brand new year. May His name forever be praised. Amen.
The start of a new year always brings about a sense of optimism and a renewed hope. We usually resolve to make some changes in our lives which are intended to improve certain aspects of our lives whether mentally, physically or spiritually. The sad news is that often times we do not even make it past the end of January before we break those resolutions.
So why is this year going to be different? Well for me this year is going to be different because I am going to use the first few months to reflect on what happened last year and the previous years. Why was I not able to keep to my resolutions? What are the things which prevented me to sticking to the plans I made? Are those things still around this year to influence my plans?
I believe the problem with new year resolutions are that we make them and then we immediately jump into trying to acheive or accomplish them without first planning. There is a saying that goes "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail" and I believe that sums up why we fail and why we fail so early on in the year.
I will spend a few posts this month talking about planning from a biblical standpoint. In order for the desired effect to be on purpose rather than by accident, the planning must stem from a purpose. This month we are going to "Plan our work and work our plan" and we will start off with these 3 points as our guide.
In the next few posts, we will walk through these in more details and with support from The Holy Bible so that hopefully by the end of this month we can be more confident about making a 2017 resolution and sticking to it.
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Thanks again and God bless you.
Albert Akuamoah. A simple servant of God who is inspired by the Apostle Paul's words to Timothy