The year is at its finest line, all that’s left for us all is to cross over that line. We have all had our share of 2016, the wonderful parts, the hurtful ones too, the days that we wished never ended and the times we prayed for time to pass quickly so situations would pass too. All through that we are still standing. But we often fail to appreciate this fact because we didn’t complete all we intended to do. When we sit in our living rooms over that nice cup of coffee and think about 2016 and how it went, some of us get upset because we had plans for a lot of things but only got a few done. Yeah yeah but we never really pay attention to what those little things we achieved did to us, which could have been far greater than achieving all the plans.
Living life isn’t about the number of things we get done or the quantity but it’s rather the quality of the little we get done and how it affects us and those around us.
GOD USES THE MOST LITTLE THINGS TO BRING OUT THE GREAT IN US.
We all started the year with great expectations. A lot of things planned out. We all started with certain dreams, hopes and aspirations. Some dreams which were turned to reality. Others certain life situations obstructed them from becoming a reality. For some other people they stopped dreaming while others lost focus of what they really want to do.
But here is the
thing- ITS OKAY!
It’s okay that you didn’t finish up all you planned to do in 2016 because those are your plans and the plans God has for you are beyond your imagination.
It’s fine that certain situations got in the way because God has a greater plan and he is ready to come intervene in these situations.
Matthew11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Oh yeah it’s most certainly not a big issue that I got distracted because God is a God of many chances and not a God of one chance/opportunity. I have learnt my mistake and asked for help too.
You might have stopped dreaming because your dreams seem beyond this world but here’s the thing you serve a supernatural and powerful God who has said- Jeremiah 29:11- For I know the plans I have for you”–this is the LORD’s declaration–“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. So even when your dreams seem unrealistic but they keep coming back, keep dreaming and keep pushing on because it’s only then they can be made a reality.
In reflecting and thinking about all that happened in 2016, do not focus on what you didn’t get done or what you failed to do but rather focus on what you got done and how that made you better and on the greater things God has in store for you. You are still standing so there is more for you.
So as we all start the new Year in a few days, leave the yoke of 2016 behind and look onward and focus on those plans that God has for you. Listen to him and obey him. And remember for the fact that you are still standing- a living and breathing testimony, that God isn’t done with you. He still has great plans for you. So even when things haven’t gone as you planned in 2016 ( or in accordance to your 2016 resolution), just know God has given you another opportunity in the year 2017, a fresh start for you to achieve those goals he has planned for you.
YOU ARE PART OF GODS GREAT MASTERPIECE!