“An intelligent person aims at wise actions, but a fool starts off in many directions.” Proverbs 17:24 (The Good News Version).
Can you believe that 2013 is over? It seems that with each passing year time just speeds up. It seems that only yesterday we were worried about the 2013 bug. We made it through 2013 and now we are faced with another New Year. We all can do the one of two things this year:
We can waste it away by sitting around and worrying about the things we failed to accomplish last year, or the mistakes we made through out the year. We can sit around and mope or have a pity party because things didn’t go the way we wanted them to. OR
We can decide to make the most of this New Year that God as granted us. This could be the greatest year you have had up to this point, if you make a conscience decision to do whatever it takes to have a great year.
The point I want to get across is, whatever we’re going to do with our lives this year, we had better get on the move because time is moving on. Time is not going to sit still until we can make up our mind about what we are going to do. One other point that I want to make is, if we’re not doing something with our lives it really doesn’t matter how long the year is or how much time we have left in the year.
So what are you going to do with 2014? How will this year be any different than last year? How many of you would like 2014 to be better than 2013? Last year was a tough year. It was a year of challenges, a year of choices. It was a year of changes. It was a year of some crises. The fact is for some of you the year 2013 was more of a disappointment than a joy. Some of you may have experienced a loss of some kind. For some of you it may have been a year of set backs and failures. The bad news is there is nothing we can do to change last year. The good news is we can learn from last year and today we have the opportunity to start over and make some changes. God brings life to us in small pieces, that we know as hours, days and months. At the beginning of every year He says, let’s wipe the slate clean and let’s start with a brand new year. Its like God is saying, “ Let’s start over. ” And that’s good news.
Proverbs 17:24 (The Good News Version) “An intelligent person aims at wise actions, but a fool starts off in many directions.” For many the last part of that verse describes them. It says, “ A fool starts off in many directions. ” Does that describe any of you? You start your year off in haste going in to many different directions at one time with no plan of action.
Then notice the words at the beginning of this verse: it says, ” An Intelligent person aims at wise actions”. That means they have a goal, an objective, an aim, a target. Have you set any goals for 2014? Or are you just going to walk into this year and hope it’s better? You’ve got to have a plan.
It is my prayer that you will start off on the right foot in the right direction this new year. Make plans and live by them!
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