I’m still here…just a little extra busy.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this new year and wondering what it will hold. Since January is a time for first fruits, I have been trying daily to find my purpose in this year. I already love this year because it just feels different, there is change in the air! In my mind and even on paper I have declared what shall be and what shall not be, and I realize it is something down deep that has persuaded me to do so. I have heard the numerous phrases like, “everything will be fine in 2009”, but this year is sure to be marked by change. While having a new president brings the potential for governmental change,2009 also possesses the promise of “newness” for us all.
As I was reading the thoughts I had journaled, I realized it was more about what I would not do anymore. I was declaring an end! My sister-in-law called me and informed me that she was going to school and finally pursuing her dream to be a hairstylist. She shared with me her thoughts of being tired of putting it off and some words that inspired her of “bringing and end” to some things. She is now taking on the challenge of working a full-time job and taking classes at night.
I couldn’t believe how much these words hit me. It was like someone penned my feelings exactly.
I took the time to blog today just to share this and hope that it pushes you to do something greater this year!
By Milan Ford
It is my prayer that 2009 will be a year that you and I will put an end to our excuses. A year that you and I will no longer blame any oppressor, spiritual or natural, for the things we desire to accomplish in our lives next year.
2009 is indeed going to be a great year.
But it may be one that involves will bringing an end to some things.
2009 is not a year for to be lazy and vulnerable. We can no longer wait on God to bring a conclusion to something He has already empowered us to do.
This year involves succeeding at obtainable goals, just as much as it involves reaching for some impossible ones. This year, you and I must become (sorry for the dirty word here)…responsible.
Be careful not to become too consumed with asking God (yet again) to begin some new things in your life, without examining the things He has also told you to bring to an end.
Although it may not be comfortable and popular, it is time.