You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:11 (NLT)
There comes a time when one needs to stop and have a view of life from another window- as though your spirit were to leave your body and see it from the other side. It is during this time that most people come up with new resolutions; plans are written out, goals are set, faith and hope is risen. It is such a precious moment that you almost want to stop the arms of the clock so you can capture every heartbeat, thought and feeling.
Countless experiences trigger this feeling. An encounter with God, a college degree, a new job or promotion at one, a new environment, marriage, one’s birthday are just a few of the positive experiences. Negative experiences may include failing an exam, loss of a job, death of a relative, new environments, etc.
I don’t know about you yet, but my regular season of reflection comes a few days before my birthday each year. During this time I get to replay memories of events that have taken place since my last birthday. I review and evaluate the choices I have made in the past and determine to improve. Personal growth and development has been my one and only unchanging goal for the last five years. I purpose to do better what I do best at every opportunity. Think I can cook better than I did a year ago:-)
For most people it’s the end or start of the year. Whatever the time of the year, this moment is very important to one’s own growth. It is Kairos. John C. Maxwell in His book “The 15 invaluable laws of growth” says, Learning to pause allows growth to catch up with you. Reflection turns experiences into insights. Dreams are born and decisions that can alter one’s course of life are made here. So don’t lose the moment. Make the most of it. You will need to spend some quality time alone to embrace the rewards of your power to imagine and create.
Please be reminded that numbers don’t signify anything if no action is taken. The World Trade Center in New York was attacked on 9/11, 6/18 is my birthday, 12/25 is Christmas day, 10/9 is Uganda’s independence, and 2006/6/6 was NOT the devil’s day. This might challenge the message you heard last night for the year but if God said it, believe it. God’s Word is Truth! Numbers don’t mean anything. 2016 passed, 2017 was and 2018 is here now. Nothing changes if you don’t change, even in the new year. Just look around you. Has anything changed?
I believe that God has a purpose (a word) for every season and everything under the sun. He’s constantly communicating His purposes to us by the Holy Spirit. Are we listening or are we waiting for someone to tell us that 2020 would be this or that?
Whenever God’s Word is revealed to your spirit, He ushers you into a new season- it’s the knowledge of Truth that sets us free. What follows every word of prophecy, every encounter, every belief, every declaration, every moment of reflection and every goal set is ACTION. Now if you received word that you would drive this year, enroll in a driving school immediately.
I encourage you.. Give yourself fully to the study of God’s Word and meditate therein. God’s Word is light. You’ll have light as to the specific things you’re supposed to do this year. You’ll have light as to the goals to set, and the definite steps to take in actualizing those goals. You’ll have the insight and knowledge to deal excellently in all your affairs. You’ll walk in success, health, prosperity, peace, and strength if you would walk in, and see by God’s light- His Word.