2018 was a challenging yet very beautiful year for me, in retrospect.
This new year is going to be pretty significant too, there will be battles to fight and win, mountains to approach and climb, and rivers to navigate and cross.
There are bad habits to conquer and healthy mindsets to adopt.
There are decade-old problems that we will crack and solve, as floods of ideas come rushing in.
There are people to reach and needs to be met. Broken relationships to mend and restore.
Oh, Change is definitely here in 2019. And it has come to stay.
One thing I’m sure of is that our victory is certain (I can almost taste and smell it…haha)
As each phase of this year’s journey unfolds, here are 5 vital things to focus on:
1. Trust God:
If you really worried about something last year, raise your hands like this☝☝
Come on, don’t be shy.
Now be honest, did worrying help that situation?
I guessed as much.
Why then do we worry, when we can pray?
Like seriously “who worry epp?”
Instead, we trust God to take care of the outcome in his own way and at his own timing.
And where he leads, we follow. What he says, we do.
In 2019, we don’t worry, we PRAY.
We don’t hustle, we TRUST.
2. Set Goals:
It’s another 365 days cycle. How will you make your life count?
Do you have a vision board?
More than the usual new year resolutions, what are the core areas of your life that need an upgrade?
Why bother with goals?
Plan carefully what you do, and whatever you do will turn out right. Proverbs 4:26 GNB
Remember for your goals to reach their full potential, they must be:
S. M. A. R. T
Without the concomitant commitment and discipline to follow through, a goal is just a mere desire.
3. Work hard:
There is no legal short cut to success, hardwork is the only way.
For you to get to the place of your breakthrough, you have to work hard.
Decide that in 2019;
No more excuses. No more laziness. No more distractions.
So switch off your tv 🖥 and study 📚 for that exam.
Get up from your bed 🛌 and find a place to pray 🙏🏾 . ( Yeah, prayer is hardwork🙄)
Read that book 📖.
Register for that course 💻.
Start that business 🗓.
Complete✅ that project. 🎉
Stop 🚫 procrastinating your own success🍾
The best time to live is NOW!
However, it is not enough to work hard, make sure you also learn how to work smart.
Read this: Working HARD vs Working SMART
4. Give thanks:
It’s natural to whine and murmur when circumstances seem to get out of hand, but we must remember that nothing is out of God’s control.
No matter what comes your way this year, choose gratitude.
Gratitude is a choice.
Rather than complain about the things that don’t seem to work, give thanks for the things that are working.
“The best way to give thanks is to live right.”
5. Take stock.
2019 is a year of ACCOUNTABILITY.
It is a year to take stock of the gifts and resources we’ve been endowed with.
2019 is a year to take stock of the relationships and influences (including social media) in our lives.
This year, there is no time to waste time. Can I get an AMEN?
We must maximize all God has invested in us.
I pray that this year, we’ll let go of the strategies that don’t work as we receive God’s grace and wisdom for the journey ahead.
Cheers to the New Year!
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