By Nguhiden J. Gar
2018 has ended! Many people are preparing for 2019, and whether or not we like it, it’s coming. You read a lot about personal development, time management, money management, and finding your purpose, and you think you are ready to take on the New Year. Well, you thought that at the beginning of this year too. And at the beginning of last year. Why couldn't you get it going? What stopped you from reaching those goals and achieving those dreams last year and this year? The answer may not be what you expect.
Doubt is a debilitating force that prevents you from being ALL that Christ died for you to be. Doubt makes you second-guess yourself, makes you procrastinate, and, in the end, makes you give up. But that shouldn't be the case, because you are in Christ Jesus, and you can do all things through Him who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13). Because we live in the world, it becomes easy to listen to what it's saying and accept it as truth: but your own truth is different. Your truth is that Christ came and died, was buried, and He resurrected, for YOUR justification. Your truth is that, because you believe in what He did, you are righteous, blessed, and favored. Your truth is that God is your source, and He will never leave you nor forsake you. Your truth is that, because you believe, NOTHING is impossible for you.
So, get into the spirit of your truth. Get into character. Understand who you are and just what you can do. If you're wondering just what has gone wrong all these years, then know that it is because you didn't know who you were; you didn't know what you're capable of. Get in line with your reality: you can do ALL things. So, get intentional about knowing yourself next year, and see yourself grow.