Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Don't look behind... look ahead instead!

The dawning of a new year makes many people reflect on the past year. What did I learn in 2009? How did I grow in my profession/passion in 2009? Did I do anything in 2009? While these and similar questions may arise, it's important to practice the art of forward thinking. In other words, don't look too far back in 2009. Anytime we do more than glance at our past- especially if that year was filled with disappointment-we tend to sink into depression. Don't do that. It's far better to not look back at what you didn't do and move forward into something new, whether you've had disappointments or successes.

A new year dawns a brand new day!

Below are two scriptures that really spoke volumes to me in 2009. Let these scriptures gently speak to you about your new year. Remember that to everything there is a season. Seasons change. And, it's far better to know that and let God be your guide so that at each shifting season, the transition will be a smoother one. It's better to hold his hand along the way. And, do not worry your little heart about the next day. Live for today and let the Lord hold your tomorrow.

Ecclesiastes 3:1
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

As we move into 2010 (feels so weird to say that) I encourage you to leave 2009 behind you. What you did and did not do is irrelevant. Instead, look ahead. More importantly, seek God about how you can fulfill your divine purpose in the New Year. Each of us have one. And, when we begin to tap into God's will for our lives, we can truly impact the world.

I pray you have a very safe time celebrating the New Year. Prayers and Blessings to you in 2010!

Kennisha Hill, author of "Simply Wisdom"

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