Something came to mind when I began to think about the things I have yet to accomplish; whether this is based upon time, life occurrences, or other things, there's a reason for these not happening or being reached. BUT what if the #1 reason is our own thoughts & mindsets? In saying this, I was listening to a sermon from T.D. Jakes the other day & he mentioned that although the New Year is upon us, it's not just about it being a New Year, but about us having a new mindset. What's the point in starting a New Year, being excited, but carrying baggage from the past year that does not need to go with us into this new part of our journey? If we're excited about this New Year, we must also be dedicated to having a new mindset & seeking God through this process like never before; because we all know that the 'little voice' of whatever was hindering us can turn its ugly head! This is something we do not need to give power and/or energy to!
Every year I choose Anchor Verses to guide me throughout the year; they are verses that I focus on, pray about, & have as reminders to help me along the way. For 2018, I'm including one from 2017 & a new one as well:
- “Pray without ceasing” -I Thessalonians 5:17 (NKJV)
- "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us" -Ephesians 3:20 (NKJV)
New Year, new mindset!! Keep the faith & give it over to God. 2018 is the year of new beginnings, resurrection, & regeneration!! Thank you, Lord!
© Lisi P, 2018