From what I’ve gathered after scrolling through social media the past few days, 2018 was a rough year for most. It’s okay, it happens, but there is no reason it should happen twice! So I’m going to leave 2018 behind and consider these 3 things in 2019. Ready? Let’s go!
- You’re not in control! Let me say it again for those in the back, YOU ARE NOT IN CONTROL! If there was nothing else I learned in 2018, this was it. Our lives are not our own, we didn’t bring ourselves into this world or create any of the resources. So why do we stress? There is no reason to, because God, who created all of this AND us, is in control. Trying to control things only magnetizes all that we cannot, leading to worry and stress. So in 2019, allow God to take complete control.
- Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance! It’s a tongue twister I know, but useful nevertheless. How often do we act on impulse? Whether it be shopping, quitting a job, getting into a relationship, how often do we act without preparing? Hopefully not often, but if you’re like me or millions of others then it’s probably more than you’d like. In 2019 let’s take our foot off the gas a little, and prepare for the task to come. That means saving before you even know what you’re saving for, biting your tongue and staying at that job until you find another, or staying single until the RIGHT person comes. [On a sidenote: If the Lord tells you to move, bust a move! His timing and measure are sufficient to take care of you!]
- The ceilings are gone! Have you taken a look around lately? I mean reeeaally looked around at the world? If you have I’m sure you noticed that times are changing and tables are turning. I see minorities opening businesses and experiencing success by the boatload. There has been a rise of African-Americans in politics, business, and other innovative roles. I’m only 24, yet I was still surprised and joy-filled when I read that an African-American man created and sold a form of crypto-currency for billions…BILLIONS! I’m not sure if I’m the only one that excites, but it excited me because now it’s real. To see change happening, let’s me know that ALL limits and ceilings are GONE! You can literally do whatever you set your mind and heart to! So do it, in 2019 I challenge you to be courageous with every endeavor you pursue! Greatness is waiting on you!