THIS YEAR WILL BE GREAT!
One of the greatest beauties of a new year is the opportunity it provides for us to start afresh. Irrespective of how great or difficult the previous year has been, a new year is a time full of hope and fresh dreams that even the biggest pessimist cannot but identify.
Whenever we are approaching the end of a year to come into a new one; Eddie and I, while reflecting on the year winding down, are generally able to pull so many grateful moments. We then look forward with excitement towards what we are planning to accomplish in the next year opening up to us.
While we have this mindset when it comes to the new year, I do encounter some people who have a different mindset. Their thinking is, ‘Nothing happened last year, so not sure I want to set new goals so I don’t get disappointed this year’. That is an interesting mindset but will never open all the great opportunities ahead of you. This mindset reminded me of some of the people we met during our days living in a cow farm in Cyprus.
While in the cow farm, our neighbor Ali and ourselves used to dream of the days we would experience true freedom. Freedom then meant being able to work in Nicosia town Monday to Fridays and having our weekends free.
The definition of freedom for us then was so limited – but we still thought, talked and planned for the days ahead based on all we could see. There were other farm hands we came across who whenever we discussed our dreams would attempt to shut us down because what we seemed to be looking forward to experiencing did not exist.
Not long after, we experienced the change we foresaw. God went beyond what we thought and dream of. We experienced His open doors and a few years later we were in United Kingdom, not just as laborers but as professionals. Only God could deliver on such a dream. But it all started with us seeing something, no matter how little that dream and vision was.
As I thought about this and the year ahead, God’s word came to my spirit which says
‘Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us’ Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)
You may also read the NLT version here
God will do way more than you and I can imagine according to His power that is at work within us. So – let me break that down…When you have His power at work in you; He empowers you to dream and imagine great things. Which He is more than able to fulfill beyond your original imagination and thoughts.
God has great things planned for you this year, so make sure you dwell in Him, grow in Him and then dream in Him. Have a dream; even when it seems impossible to achieve such; let the Lord work things out for you.
I look forward to celebrating you in 2021 because God is on your side!
For a similar blog post from me read https://mentoringplatform.com/it-is-within-your-reach