2014: A New Beginning!

life is changeChristmas is over and the New Year is upon us.  Most of us try to make a few New Year’s resolutions and decide to make positive changes around this time of the year.  Life is all about change isn’t it?.  Everything changes, some things for the better, some for the worst.  One thing is for sure, things are constantly changing.  Wouldn’t it be nice if change would announce itself?  Wouldn’t that make life a lot easier, if we knew change was coming before it got here?  All change is not created equal.  Some change is voluntary, which means we initiate it.  Other change we don’t get to vote on.  It just happens and we have to learn to embrace it and just roll with it!

One thing I know, when God wants to make a change in your life, nothing will stop it.  You may not feel prepared, or ready for the changes taking place, but when it’s time, it’s time!  God is about to do amazing things in you and through in 2014.  2014 is a time for more joy, more peace, & more grace in your life!  With the New Year comes a new beginning.  Expect great things this year!  I’ve heard it said, “You will get what you expect!”  What are you believing God for this year?  Dream BIG!

“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 NLT

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There are different types of change.  There’s easy change, and hard change.   There’s good change and bad change.  There’s change that seems bad at the time, but turns out to be really good!  There’s permanent change and temporary change.  The greatest change of all is the change that God wants to make IN US!  Most of us are more excited about changing our circumstances, than we are about changing ourselves.  If we focus on changing our hearts and minds, we will ultimately change our lives.  What do you want to change in 2014?  Make a list, set some goals, re-evaluate your life and embrace the change.  I’ll go even further to say initiate the change, don’t wait for change to sneak up on you, make it happen.  You can start with YOU.  We can change ourselves with God’s help!  Allow God to work on your heart and mind.  Don’t let the same old things hold you back in 2014.  It’s TIME to break free and move forward.  Change starts inside of you and me.  The hardest change to make is how you THINK about a situation that you can not change.  When we are faced with a circumstance that we have no control over, we have to make a decision to let the change take place in us.  How we think about it, how we respond to it, how we handle it.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

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Today is the day to embrace the change! Be a better YOU in 2014! Dream BIG.  Accomplish your goals.  Don’t let an old mind-set stop you from reaching your potential.  God has amazing things ahead for you.

“Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do super abundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]” — Ephesians 3:20 Amplified Bible

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