Success strategy for the New Year – Part 1
Joshua 1:8 – This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
A vision without a plan is just a dream. A plan without a vision is just drudgery. But a vision with a plan can change the world.
It is said that if you are not thoughtful you cannot be grateful. We are nearing the end of the 2014 and the beginning of 2015. Looking back we all have reasons to praise God for his goodness and kindness. We have all fought battles this year and some are still fighting but I want you to know that at the end of it all we will win. The bible has declared us the winners. In Romans 8, we are called MORE THAN CONQUERORS. Meaning that you and I are above the conquerors because Jesus has conquered for us. In Christ and thought Christ we have conquered what could have conquered us. So brace up and look forward to the New Year with great hope and expectation and finish the current year on a high note. It is my practice to carry out an appraisal of the current year and plan for the year ahead. I look back and learn from my mistakes and think on how to improve myself. I rejoice at my success and think on ways to repeat them or enlarge them. The current major thought in world among the unsaved and among some Christian can coined in one uncertainty including cyber attacks, security fears, religious intolerance and terrorism, market instability. But the buzz word in God’s Kingdom is TOTAL VICTORY. The New Year will be your year of TOTAL VICTORY. However, in order to enjoy TOTAL VICTORY to the full, you have to position yourself and plan with God. In the following paragraphs I have outlined for you how you can spiritually and strategically succeed in the New Year.
The word Success came from a Latin word “successus” meaning outcome. The word for success in Hebrew is ‘Sakal’ meaning to prosper, be an expert, if I may ask you; what outcomes are you expecting in the new year, what do you what to prosper or be expert in? Please note success does not fall on anyone like ripe cherries from the tree, it is not automatic, but it is consciously acquired. Deliberate planning is very important on the road to success because when you fail to plan you plan to fail. Please note that the most important aspect of planning is THINKING, REFELCTING AND DELIBERATING. Always think things through before you make a move. Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…. Thinking and imagination walk together. Imagination they say is the greatest nation.
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I will sit plan my work and work my plan.
Questions for you to reflect on
Do you have the picture of where you want to be in 12 months?
Can you describe it clearly in words?