A New Year is here and if you’re reading this you’ve been blessed to see 2014 too! I’m happy that by the end of 2013, I was starting good habits so I wouldn’t have to embark on a dramatic “New Year, New Me” campaign. In 2014, I’ll just aim to continue practices I’ve started like a 30-day journal challenge, reading my Bible daily, and praying more often.
One of the biggest things I’m aiming to do in 2014 is be faithful in the little things. So often in my life, I’ll think of my goals and point Z without even fulfilling point A. I think God wants us to focus on point A because without A-Y we couldn’t get to Z. If we knew point Z right away, we might be overwhelmed and start to doubt God and ask, “How could I possibly get there?”
For instance, I didn’t start college knowing I’d get a producing job in Mobile after school. If I knew that I would say to God in 2009, “I’ve never worked at a television station.” “How am I supposed to get producing experience?” “Why am I going there?” “I don’t know anybody in Mobile.” “That’s 5 hours from home.”
So, in retrospect, God doesn’t tell us everything at once because we don’t need to know at that time. In His infinite wisdom, He reveals it to us when it is time.
“‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him’ but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand that God has freely given us.” (1 Corinthians 2: 9-12)
I, probably like a lot of you guys, have big dreams and goals for 2014. We want to accomplish things we couldn’t possibly do without God’s help. And with that in mind, we’re probably wondering how we’ll get there. I think it’s much less overwhelming when we attack our goals piece by piece and see the little things, we can accomplish each day. Once we do that, we’ll look up and see we’re ready for the big things and hey we made it to point Z.
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.” (Luke 16:10)
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