New year resolutions is what’s on everyone’s mind right now. You hope to be better, change a few things from the last year, work on doing more and definitely leaving a lot of things and people in the past .
Before you make all your plans and make all your resolutions and get yourself hyped in the process remember this ;
“Ask the LORD to bless your plans, and you will be successful in carrying them out.”Proverbs 16:3
And most importantly remember.
“We may make our plans, but God has the last word.”Proverbs 16:1
Look I’m not trying to burst your bubble about everything you have planned . I just think it’s extremely important that you start your year with prayer . Then you will have dedicated everything you want to do to God . Im pretty sure you know too well how life can surprise us. How most of us can attest to the fact that where they are in life is nowhere close to what they expected in life.
You can stay rest assured though because God promises this:
I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about thefuture you hope for.Jeremiah 29:11
Here’s what you NEED to pray for
The Bible says
But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all.James 1:5
But the wisdom from above is pure first of all; it is also peaceful, gentle, and friendly; it is full of compassion and produces a harvest of good deeds; it is free from prejudice and hypocrisy.James 3:17
You may be sure that wisdom is good for the soul. Get wisdom and you have a bright future.Proverbs24:14
Do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your path
2. Peace and Joy
The kind that surpasses human understanding .The kind of peace that flows like a river. The joy that makes you complete and whole.
“And God’s peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4;7
You will be able to handle situations without seeing doom and gloom if things don’t go well .You will be peaceful in stressful situations.True peace and Joy don’t go away .Happiness is for a short while but Joy lasts.
3. Strength and Perseverance
No year will be flawless . Some things can and will go wrong. Ask for strength to endure and be resilient. To be strong enough not to give up when things get rough and your hardwork isn’t bringing forth what you expected. Perseverance to pull through and be patient with the process.
Ask for your dreams to come true, ask God for help with that business idea you have. School work, finances,relationships,miracles,your health.Anything you wish to recieve.
“Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock. Would any of you who are fathers give your son a stone when he asks for bread? Or would you give him a snake when he asks for a fish? Bad as you are, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more, then, will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!Matthew7:7-11
When you pray.DO NOT WORRY after.Otherwise what was the point right?Pray and leave it to God knowing his promise to us is this.
However, as the scripture says:“What no one ever saw or heard,what no one ever thought could happen,is the very thing God prepared for those who love him.”1Corinthians 2:9
I wish you all a beautiful 2019!