Let’s take a little flash back to the 1st month of the year. The beautiful month of January when you made those new year resolutions. You were so excited about what the new year had to offer that you couldn’t help but resolve to start and stop some things. Yes you!
You probably set those goals and wrote them down somewhere (or not) and forgot all about it. Or maybe you probably tried to do it, all to no avail.
For this blog post, I’m going to need you to go bring out that book from wherever you kept it (whether in your shelf, under a box or inside your mind), dust it and let’s review it.
Right now, I’m going to need you to do a review of your goals and a review of yourself (your life). Most times, we resolve to do things for a new year and suddenly it seems as though the year runs so fast, we can hardly lay effective hold of it. This either demotivates you from creating goals for the next year or leaves you in that lazy glut of creating goals and never achieving them.
Today, we are going to be doing a self-examination. I’m going to need you to finish 2019 strong (achieved goals or not) in order for you to enter the next year better. In the words of Socrates, “The unexamined life is not worth living”
The Bible also talks a lot about having to examine yourself. We are all conversant with the story of the prodigal son. If he did not come back to his senses, examine his life and see that he could be doing so much more, he could have remained in that pigs sly, eating animal food and pitying himself for the rest of his life.
“But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! ‘I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”‘ Luke 15:17-19
He examined himself and remembered that his father had plenty. Now, I’m not talking about a physical father but rather your spiritual father. Your spiritual father has so much in his account. He has given your grace to do everything you want to do according to his will, but first, you’re going to need to examine yourself, identify the wrongs, what you need and then go to him.
A major reason why most of us could not achieve the goals we set for ourselves or the resolutions we made was because we were relying on our own strength. There’s someone who has strength in excess and is willing to give it to you. You just need to ask.
What did you resolve to do or start doing this year?
Do you want to become better?
Want to achieve that business goal?
Want to cultivate a better character?
Want to get better grades?
Want to get a spouse?
Want to start an active walk with God?
There’s a father I know who only knows how to give good gifts. He’s the God above and he has so much for you. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” James 1:17
You may be somewhere you don’t expect yourself to be right now. You won’t know this until you choose to consciously examine yourself.
It may be that relationship you are in that you clearly know is not right for you. It may be that company you keep which you know you don’t need. It may be that thing you keep on doing just because of peer pressure even when you really don’t want to. Or maybe that addiction?
Whatever it is, you need to do a self-review. Also, ask God to open your eyes to see yourself the way he sees you and run to him for help. You can even still achieve those goals within the space of the little time remaining in the year by his help and also do so much more next year.
Remember, you are loved, you are amazing. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. God loves you and is craving a relationship with you. He wants to help you too. Allow him help you.
That will be all for today guys! Do have a great weekend. God bless you! Till next Thursday!