Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Possibilities of 2010

I get excited about the possibilities of a brand new year and a new decade on top of that! Do you?

A new year means a new start, a chance to do better than last year in a multitude of arenas. It is a time to re-prioritize, regroup, and re-energize.

Yet, when I started thinking about my goals for the new year, I was tempted to get discouraged, because of failing to accomplish so many of my goals from 2009. However, last Sunday, I heard a very inspiring message based on John 5:1-9, encouraging us to look at the possibilities, not the problems, that are before us.

Many times we think we Can't do something because:
  • We judge the future by the past.

  • We focus on the problem rather than the possibilities.

  • We look at what we don't have instead of what we do have.

However, in this message, I was reminded that:

  • God isn't bound by the past! He can turn any of our failures into successes!

  • God wants us to see the Possibilities that are in our problems! He specializes in doing the impossible!

  • God takes what we have and multiplies it and uses it when we yield it to Him! Think of Moses and his rod, David and his sling, Peter and his boat, and the little boy's meager lunch that fed the multititude. With God, whatever we have is more than enough!

There are opportunities in our obstacles! And with God, all things are possible!

This is what I want to focus on this year. It doesn't matter if I failed to reach my weight loss goal or my Bible reading goal, or any of my other goals last year, what matters is what I do this year, with God's help! God can help me turn my failures into successes, discover the possibilities in my problems, and He can multiply my efforts if I yield them all to Him!

"I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13


mamajil said...

Loved your post!!! I too get excited at all the possibilites the new year brings!!
I pray you and your family have an awesome 2010!!

kristilea said...

This was nice and encouraging! I too have many goals for this year, and each and every year thereafter, and I pray that I will not give up, even when the going gets tough. I too cling to Christ for my strength! Praying that we both will reach them....Kristi

Rebecca's Refining said...

Thanks for the encouragement! I need to re-evaluate my goals this week as well, so this will give me a good perspective as I review this past year, and plan for the new one!
May we both be successful this year in whatever God has for us!!
Love you!!!!!!!!!

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