Welcome to the year of endless possibilities! 2015 was about walking in your purpose, so this year I want to make it more about believing in God’s promises. We know from my previous posts about purpose, that purpose is connected to what you love to do most. It’s that thing that you would do for free. If you haven’t discovered your purpose, now is the time to do so. Here is a link to one of my previous posts about how to discover your purpose. I would like to start my first post of 2016 by telling you that there are endless possibilities available to you.
I have been MIA from this blog for several months, but it was for a good reason. I was actually doing all of the things that I envisioned myself doing! I was no longer imagining what it would be like to do those things, I was experiencing them! I traveled, took a few courses, planned my first wedding, and even applied to graduate school! I didn’t do well with my health and fitness plan, but I plan to make that a priority this year. Last year proved to me that there are endless possibilities available if I am willing to step outside of my comfort zone.
We can say that the world is filled with nothing but bad things. But as Christians, we don’t live by the ways of the world. We live according to the will and way of God. There are opportunities all around us, but they are disguised as problems. A disease may be seen as a problem to us, but to someone else it is the opportunity to create a cure. This is how most inventions occur. A person tries to figure out a solution for a common problem, while everyone else is so focused on the problem. It’s time to change that mindset and become solution-oriented.
You have solutions for various problems inside of you that you haven’t even tapped into. Instead of focusing on the bad in the world, it’s time to start grabbing those disguised opportunities and creating possibilities. Maybe you were laid off from your job because it was time for you to start your own business. People may have walked out of your life because it was time for you to let go of negative relationships. God doesn’t make bad things happen to His people, but He does do some course corrections to get us back on track.
Romans 8:28 sums it up best:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
It may not look like things are going to work out, but trust God. Rely on His promises to get you through. I have been reading the book of Hebrews for the past week, and it has reminded me to never lose hope and to hold on to God’s promises. These verses have really kept me encouraged:
Hebrews 10:35-36 (NLV)
Do not throw away your trust, for your reward will be great. You must be willing to wait without giving up. After you have done what God wants you to do, God will give you what He promised you.
This really hit home for me because in the past I tried to hold onto things that God was trying to remove. I could only go as far as my faith in God. I was at a standstill because I didn’t want to give up those things (bad relationships, negativity, debt, and a horrible job). You may be wondering why I would want to hold on to things like debt and negative relationships. It was because it was what I was used to. I was comfortable in my dysfunction. I kept spending money and racking up debt. I was obsessed with having the latest and greatest. I didn’t want to lose friends, even though they were negative, so I tolerated the negativity. I was in a job that had absolutely no possibility for growth. I was stuck. It wasn’t until I let go of all of that and put my trust in God, that things started to turn around.
I couldn’t see the possibilities for myself at first, but God slowly revealed them to me. I was settling, but I didn’t want to believe it. I finally realized that just because I was in a place of negativity, didn’t mean I had to stay there. I could get out if I wanted to. All I had to do was step out of my comfort zone. There were opportunities waiting for me, I just had to believe that they existed and be willing to grab them.
I wrote this long post to tell you that there are endless possibilities for you. You just have to be bold enough to believe in God’s promises. He has so many things available for you. You just have to grab them. You have to be willing to be patient. People may talk about you, but over time it won’t matter. Because God has something amazing in store for you.