What will 2021 bring to you? What will the next decade bring to you?
What have you learned or discovered this past year of uncertainty and challenges during this Covid-19 pandemic in 2020?
I reviewed some past New Years post.
“Don’t pray for an easy life, but pray to be strong!”Boy did this challenge me this year!
“Bury the past or the past will bury you!”
“The best view of this past year 2020 is my rearview mirror”!
“No, dear friends, brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead…”
Philippians 3:13 NLT
These were just a few, but now to the New Year 2021!
First, take a deep sigh of relief and be grateful that your still here. Even if you faced some real battles, real enemies, experienced loss, and authentic crises.
Always remember, the battle is the Lord’s and His grace sustains you in the good, the bad, & the ugly.
- Be determined to listen with understanding. No need to fly off the handle and think you know it all or have all the answers. I know I don’t.
- Establish relationships that count. Relationships that will keep you accountable, sincere, and honest. Yes, the truth or constructive critism hurts but it’s a necessity for growth.
- Invest in people not money! People, friendships, children, seniors 60 and up. There’s s lot of lonely people out there. People who need mentors or being mentored will make a world of difference. Time is a precious and valuable commodity.
- Believe that the second half of your life is going to rock this decade of the roaring twenties and beyond! The first half of life was just preparation for what the Lord has in store for you.
Dare to Dream-Dare to Believe the vision God gave you years ago! If you have no vision the people will perish and so will you. If you have fallen and failed, get back up, brush yourself off, and face your fears like a roaring lion!
If you do nothing you may or will have regrets, and wonder what could of happened. “if” you dared to step out in faith and your comfort zone. Perhaps, the year 2020 was the year to shake you up, and wake you up, to prepare what the Lord has in store for your life, career, and future ministry.
Faith is the substance (confidence) of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.
Notice this Amplified version:
Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].
Hebrews 11:1 AMP
If you are going to dare to dream and move forward, then you must dare to believe what God already has in store for you my friend.
I leave you with this verse.
“But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
Isaiah 43:18-19 NLT
Have a Blessed, Healthy, Prosperous New Year with 2021 Vision!
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