One short day and then time resets it’s self. Another year done and gone. And whether it was a good one or a bad one for you, the urges remain the same. To sit down, put pen to paper, and make resolutions, make plans, make promises that this coming year will be better than the one that stood before it. Hope renews with each coming year. So, go ahead, make your plans, make resolutions, but at the same time, be sure to make room as well. Make room for the living God to move through your circumstances. Room for Him to rearrange things. Room for Him to take all your carefully laid plans, and throw them right out the window. Make room for the possibility that through pain and suffering He just might bring forth a miracle. I have a promise that was written on the tablet of my heart many years ago and I’ve been standing on it ever since. Just this once I’ll share it with you:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” –Jeremiah 29:11
It says it all right there in those lines doesn’t it? God already has a plan. He knows what He’s doing with you. Will you let Him this year? So yes, go ahead and make your plans, but make sure they aren’t cast in stone. Make sure you allow for movement between those carefully thought out lines.
My prayer for you as the new year dawns is that in the midst of your planning and resolution making that you would be sensitive to the stirrings of the Spirit inside you. That you would have an ear out to listen for that still small voice, and that you would really hear Him when He whispers in your ear. That those whispers would create movement in you. I pray that this year you are exactly where He wants you to be and that you move only when He moves you.
Tools for a successful New Year:
Read you Bible
Spend time in fellowship with other believers.