Time for a Reset
Charles Dickens said, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” But, circumstances in life can often rob us of our joy.
If you’re feeling blue because Christmas is over, the year is coming to an end, the bills are accumulating, and you’ve gained 5 pounds…. then you need to reset.
Thank God for this season and look at it as a time to prepare for a new year. Set goals and prepare a budget for the coming 12 months. Plan ahead for next Christmas by opening a special bank account with automatic deposits. Plan to reduce or totally get out of debt.
Be proactive so you can face the new year with hope and energy.
Missionary, Amy Carmichael, said, “Learn to live in your will, not in your feelings.”
How? By praising Him!
Thank Him for the way He carried you through this year. Praise Him for the lessons you’ve learned and the trials you’ve encountered knowing He loves you and desires that you grow in character and hope. He’s promised to work all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to his purpose.
So, face the new year with expectancy and renewed purpose. Let go of fear, anger, loss, and guilt. Feed on the truth and fill your heart and mind with God’s Word.
Resolve to see the new year through the lens of an eternal perspective. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him – so you can rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory. (1 Peter 1:8)
Work as unto Him, considering it a privilege!
If you have been blessed by this ministry, I invite you to join Crown’s mission by becoming a financial partner. As the year comes to a close, now is the best time to join the ministry to increase the number of people we can serve in the year ahead. And to say thank you, I’ll send you our brand new video study, Total Life Stewardship. Make a generous donation of any amount at crown.org.