Friday, 1 January 2016

Word Of The Day: Power for New Beginning

Power for New Beginning

At the beginning of a new year it is customary for us to think of this as a time of new beginnings, a time for new resolutions. But the truth is that with God anytime is a time for a new beginning. A brand New Year has started; You Need use every aspect of our life and time to make an impact this year?
v Nothing will change this year until we change.

v This is now the time to contemplate on last year.
v Did we achieve our goals that we have set from the past?
v Have we learned something from our last year endeavors?
v It’s never too late to start again. We have the opportunity to make it right this time.
With the advent of New Year, a new era begins and with it comes new hopes and new possibilities.

Every year teaches us some of life's most important lessons, and with that learning we put our step forward and stand on the threshold of a new year.
Ø Most people generally look at the New Year as a fresh beginning, as an opportunity to kind of start over, to overcome a habit, or do a better job of something they see as important and that needs improvement.
ü It may be parenting, being a better spouse etc.
ü It may be developing different priorities, using our time better and many things that need to change.
We usually hear a lot about New Year's resolutions, resolutions which are usually broken in a matter of weeks.
Many people are very pessimistic about the whole issue of making resolutions, and rightly so, because so many good intentions are followed by a history of past failures.
Bible saysRemember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.(Isaiah 43:18-19)
God has a reason in asking us to remember not the things of the past. Perhaps we have made a mess of our life. Failures, frustrations, sins and sufferings, hurts and offences have marked our journey.
With this heavy burden we cannot move forward. Whatever might have happened, we need to leave it all to the ocean of the mercy of God. We are called to trust Him for He promises us to meet us where we are.
As Paul said "One Thing I Do, Forgetting What Lies Behind And Straining Forward To What Lies Ahead" (Philippians 3:13)
Hindrances to Power for New Beginning
1.  Holding On to the Past
There are people who are resolute about holding on to the past
.Many things have happened to us in the last year that caused us pain, guilt and regret. We have a store of unhappy and unholy memories. Absolutely nothing good can come out of keeping alive the past that is dead. Yet we have a tendency to cling on to this past. We end up then living our life from the premises of our past experiences. If this is so, we are incapable of living this New Year in the vision that God has for us. Therefore along with the New Year, God is offering us the grace at this blessed moment to forget the past.

"Cast All Your Anxieties on Him, For He Cares About You" (1 Peter 5:7)
People carry a great burden of complaints. Their bitter experiences of the arrogance of the offensive words and deeds of others leave them disillusioned. People never rose up to their expectations. When people linger on with these thoughts, many linger on in time; they are consumed by the fire of anger and bitterness. They slip into self-pity or languish in guilt. When we provide room for such ugly emotions and attitudes, the peace of our heart is quenched. God does not want us to dwell in the past.
Bible says “My times are in your hands.” Psalm 31:15.
2.  Fear
Fear will handicap ones capability and can ultimately destroy what God has in stock.

3.  No Plans
God is a God of Plans and purpose. The saying goes that “He that fails to plan, have already planned to fail”. It is essential that you have a plan; the plan will keep you going and prevents you from being distracted or following someone else’s plan.

4.  Laziness & Indiscipline
God is not lazy people; the bible say; making the most of your time, because the days are evil. {Eph 5:16}. No matter how big your plan is; you cannot achieve much with laziness and indiscipline.

5.  Prayerlessness
The devil does not want us to succeed; it is only prayer that can stop the devil. Prayerlessness gives the enemy an upper hand and space to operate.

6.  Neglect of Spiritual Matters
Never be ignorant of spiritual matters if you want to excel this year. It is the spirit that controls the physical. You can possess you breakthroughs, miracle, healing, and testimonies in the spirit first; then it will surely manifest. This can only be done through Prayers.

7.  Procrastination
People miss lots of opportunity through procrastination.  Procrastination is a thief of destiny. Don’t allow the activities of destiny robber to prosper in your life.

Why God Is the God Of New Beginning!!!
1.   God Rules in the affairs of men; He gave the Men of Old the Power for New Beginning.
2.   God takes us to places of dependence and creates new beginnings such as new blessings, new Jobs, new Breakthroughs, new Testimonies.
3.    God will make all things new in your Life.       
"Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them."{Isaiah 42:9}
4.   God Has Started a New Thing in Your Life Today.
         "Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert."{Isaiah 43:19}
5.    Your New Beginning Is Crowed and Loaded with Abundance and Plenty.
         "You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance" {Psalm 65:11}

What We Need To Do?
1.   This is a time to look ahead with a sense of anticipation and faith on What God will do for you this Year.
2.   It is a time to set new goals and put them in action.
3.   Resolve to start or stop doing a certain activities that you know has no value.
4.   Ensure You Relate with God Daily; through bible study, Prayers and the likes.
5.   Make Effort to grow spiritually.
6.   This Year Shall Be a Blessing Indeed; In the name Of Jesus.
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Happy New Year

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