It’s the New Year as one would expect to see it should present another opportunity to begin afresh and see how life can be better lived. For many times like this would remind of their past failures in resolutions and commitments.
There are a myriad of success systems that have been designed to guarantee a fulfilling year and life. One of the major of reasons for the large failure recorded by many is in the fact they are structured in a way that it puts the focus on YOU.
As the new year unfolds we all have dreams and hopes and there is nothing wrong if we have them even as at this time. God created you uniquely; there is no other person alive like you. God gave you the ability to dream. It’s in your option to dream big, because you are created in His very image and likeness. God’s life has been breathed into you, this includes in His creativity.
Many people live their lives doing things they don’t like doing. They think that when they retire they can then do what they always wanted; then they can “afford” to do it. They end up wasting many years because they could not see fulfilling their God-given dream as a possibility.
Many are afraid of stepping into their God-given dreams and so they try to manage their lives into an acceptable model that ensures that they just get by. One of the reasons they accomplish nothing worthy at the close of every year. This vicious cycles continues over and over again. But there is a way out of it.
Jesus said in John 10:10 “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” (AMP) Before his coming success was entirely dependent on men’s efforts. What that systems produces guilt and condemnation that burdens people out of the quest to fulfill their dreams. What Jesus offers is a quality of life that is not defined by efforts but relationship. A relationship that implies a connection to possibilities beyond our human comprehension.
The cross of Christ has changed the timeline where those believe receive in the quality of life that exists in Jesus. Ordinary men have become extraordinary. Having this revelation can only come through understanding that you are and always were priceless to God, loved unconditionally, and have been made righteous in Him. You cannot have a quality relationship with God under the burden of guilt.
There is no guilt or condemnation for those who are in Christ (Romans 8:1). Living in His grace, (not law, nor a mixture of law and grace), will empower you to see your dream come to pass. This is the fulfillment of the promise that all things are possible.
When Jesus said that “All things are possible to them that believe”. Believe what? Is it to believe in themselves or their potential? No. They believe that we have been perfectly redeemed and restored to our original design; we are the God kind. Our faith is a persuasion that what Jesus completed is now ours.
This faith of His, or persuasion of the truth, can only be fully realized in knowing His unconditional love for us! This is what casts out fear, bringing us from death to life, for it is His perfect love! Knowing God’s true unconditional love for us is a essential to be fully persuaded that we can do all things. The revelation of His love is the key to making the most of the New Year or a successful life.
Achieving success is no longer a function of our striving and painstaking efforts. That can only bring us to the place where the glory comes to us. Many times it comes at the expense of our important relationships and health. When we embrace the gospel of grace the veil falls of our eyes. The abundant life that has been promised to us is realized in this: He gave me His life! YES, HIS VERY LIFE!! Now I have a life of rest, my greatest dream is realized and fulfilled as I grow in my understanding of my new amazing identity – therefore making my life dream a reality, effortlessly. Why? Grace tells me to submit to his glorious plan of making things work out for us.