"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."
As you enter into the new year of 2018 and leave the old year behind, are you an optimist or a pessimist? As Christians, our hope is in God and we must be optimists! Philippians 4:8 states: “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” (New Living Translation).
As we focus our thoughts on all that this verse says we should, we hold firm to the promise that all will be well with us, not because of who we are ourselves, but who we have our faith and confidence in. Our lives are not our own – we were bought with a price. Have confidence that God continues to order our steps. “I know, LORD, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course.” Jeremiah 10:23 (New Living Translation).
I pray that you will receive your heart’s desires this year as you put Him first and foremost in your life. Dream big and grow in faith because He is a God of big dreams! Happy new year!