Happy new year again to you and yours. 2019 will be your best year ever. This will be POWERTALK first teaching series for the year and hopefully by the time we are done with this we will have a great understanding of what lies ahead of us and we will be fully prepared for the adventure and the blessings that lie ahead in the next 360+days.
What is it that makes the new year special? Or maybe there is really nothing special about the new year?
Someone said the new year is just a change of calendar, nothing new or special has taken place at the turn of the year. Your wife doesn't change, your bank balances don't change, same with your job or business or house or cars or whatever belongs to you. All remains the same even with the chorus shouts of HAPPY NEW YEAR that shook the whole world on 1st January. You are the same person in 2018 and you will be the same person in 2019 except you drastically changed something about your life. In other words, according to Newton laws of motion, things remain the same for you except an external force is applied.
You will probably continue to live the same old life except you make new moves! As far as natural reasoning goes, this is true; to make 2019 new and positive we must all strive to take new steps and create new waves, only by taking new decisions will our lives head in a new direction. At the turn of one year, Jabez decided he was not going to live in sorrow again. Mind you Jabez has lived for years in sorrow. But one particular year he made a positive choice! A choice to live above sorrow and poverty and that choice made Jabez!
"And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested." (1 Chronicle 4:10)'. I pray in 2019 you will make some great choice for yourself that will change your life.
Now if Jabez has not taken a decision Jabez would have remained the same. Certain key steps taking in the past are the major factors for where our lives are today. A new decision today will take our lives in a new direction tomorrow.
Now, this is one way of looking at the new year. It is a view that says its all in my hands, it says I have to make moves in order to create waves. This is the thinking that asks you set goals and make new year resolutions and earn more in 2019, create other sources of income. This is the thinking that says to have a new attitude for the new year. This thinking is true, what becomes of you in 2019 is up to you. It is up to you, but completely not up to you! This is where the second view of the new year comes in!
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