Matthews 8.22 - Follow me, and let the dead bury the dead. The past failures, mistakes, things you wanted to do but did not, things that you fall short of, your regrets, embarrassment, envy, etc belongs to 2016 and it must not be carried forward to 2017. Bury it 6 feet under and start a brand new page in the new year.
This verse aptly describe it ; Isaiah 43.18 - Forget the former things and not dwell on the past.
“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36. It can be discouraging if one has experienced many setbacks, failures and lack the courage, strength and faith to breakthrough. It is times like this that we must not give up and persevere. Only if you had experienced setbacks would you understand the pain and challenges of getting out of it. I had been it and thus can relate well. It is a lousy feeling and one that sucks your energy and get you spiral downwards day by day.
The challenge I discovered is we are entrapped in a sensory rich world where we see, hear and feel what we want to. If you say you are rich, then somehow you need to align that with external proof like cars, houses, membership, etc. We express through our 5 senses but we fail to realize that as children of God, we have access to the spiritual power which is beyond the 5 senses. It is how we hold firm to our visions, goals and dreams despite reasons and sensory evidence shows otherwise that we still fall short of the goals. The vision is like a psychological magnet that would draw us forward, propelling to live in the wish fulfilled. The emotions that one associate with having his wish fulfilled is so intense and great that it will keep him motivated on the journey.
That explains why one must have a burning desire when we set our goals and not just merely wishlist. Goals that when achieved will truly and really make us excited, happy, peaceful, joyful, etc. The means of achieving, the "HOW" is lesser important when one is still unclear, hazy about what they truly want in life. Getting to the what we want, our deepest desire and achieving it is the motivation for us. The wants can be both material or spiritual in this case. For some, they may want to have peace of mind, good health while others may yearn for more wealth instead.
I wish all my readers a wonderful 2017 ahead and look forward to sharing more of my wishes fulfilled in the coming months. It is going to be exciting ! God bless you all.