It is Thursday!
Okay, that didn’t sound right.
Happy New Year!
Wait a second, if the year is new, how come today is Thursday? Yesterday was Wednesday. If the year is new, shouldn’t it have started from Sunday?
If the year is new, why isn’t there a change in the weather? I thought new things were supposed to be…well, new.
I guess after 365 days, chronicling and dating gets clumsier and more difficult to detail, hence the need to create years. If not for journal keeping, I almost forgot that I had acute diarrhea sometimes early in 2014 that made me run out in the middle of work!
Okay, my point is, New Year is a state of mind. I have said everything in an earlier post. Read it here
But somehow, the New Year offers us an opportunity to break life goals into smaller chunks that can be pursued within a specific time frame after which we can evaluate how far we have gone in achieving them. It offers us a time frame-365 days to put our backs into the process of becoming who we are supposed to be.
I pause to ask, do you have a life purpose? Do you know the reason why you were created? Are you on the path to fulfilling your destiny? Do you know the man you are supposed to be?
If not, why not? Maybe this year could be a year of discovery for you. Perhaps you should cancel all the other things you have penned down and write just one: ‘A journey of self-discovery to find purpose’. If that is all you achieve this year, then the rest of your years are going to take on new meaning.
If you have the image of the man you are meant to be- and please note that man is used in the generic form, for the avoidance of doubt, how similar are you to that man?
If there is anything that should be top of the list of all those long list of resolutions. I think, ‘becoming the man I am supposed to be’ should be it. If there is anything that we should strive for, it should be to become a better person. Have you identified any weakness in you? Strive to do better. Take a decision, plan the steps, follow through painstakingly, and make the right choices no matter how hard. Soon, you will look in the mirror and you will be proud of who you have become. If at the end of the year, you aren’t that person yet, you would have gotten closer and then you will have another 365 days to work on it again.
Did you fail last year? I hope you didn’t carry any negative baggage into this new 365 paged book? Let the past be that, past. You have another chance to write a great success story! Focus on the story that you are writing, and don’t let it be tainted by any event that has gone.
Did you do well last year? Bury the memories, do not even think about it. This is another chapter in your life, do not write the same thing that you wrote in the last. Be innovative, go a step further, be creative, stretch yourself and write something bigger and better! Surprise yourself with the great things you are about to splash on this new chapter!
Remember, always be thankful. No matter what.
Expect challenges. There can be no character growth without challenges.
Never give up.
Lastly, remember God. Always. If God is the only person you have, it is enough. God is enough. He is the one person you want to be on your side, he has all that you need. I mean ALL. Never forget to carry Him along every day of this year, and never shift your focus from Him. He is your sufficiency- El-Shaddai. Worship Him and acknowledge Him at all times, then watch what He will do with you, for you and in you. You will be amazed, no, mesmerized. I promise.
Happy New Year.
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