It’s that time of the year when it’s an ideal opportunity to assess your goals and plans and determine how you will move forward into the New Year.
What dreams and goals, do you have? How did your strategy for the past year play out, and what baggage and weights are you carrying that you need to drop off moving forward?
The Bible gives some helpful advice on how to stay focused on our future. It says, “But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus”. (Philippians 3:12-14).
It’s why we benefit from regularly asking ourselves, “what sort of life am I living, what kind of life do I want, and is there anything I need to let go of so that I can reach forward to those things which are ahead?”
Letting go so that you can take hold of all that God has for your life is a vital key to living the kind of life you want. Let go of your old way of doing and thinking; any thoughts, emotions, or actions contrary to God’s best for you. Let go of the past, the disappointments, unforgiveness, bitterness, hurt, loss and lack.
Let go so that you can take hold of the new things God has for now and in the future.
Hebrews 12:1 in the Bible says,” Let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings and entangles us, and let us run….Looking away from all that will distract us to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith”.
God has a plan and a purpose for you. As you step into these last few weeks of the year, determine to keep moving forward.
Renew your vision and purpose and refresh your goals. Choose to let go of any weight and negativity, and allow God to heal any brokenness or tiredness as you seek every day to live your best life.
“I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11)
“I (Jesus) have come to give you fullness and abundant life “(John 10:10)
Prayer: Lord, thank you for this year and all that is ahead of me. Would you please help me let go and let you have control to lead me in the way I should go? I trust you, Lord, to help me live my best life. In Jesus name Amen.