You Are An Enigma About to be Unveiled
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. – 2 Corinthians 3:18
Every New Year brings with it a general expectation of something new; something better. We come into each New Year expecting significant improvements and changes in our marriages, in the lives of our children, in our business, and careers.
Also, we come into the New Year with renewed commitments to effect changes in our character. This is why we set goals and make resolutions. In fact, the tradition of goal setting and New Year resolutions dates far back to pre-Christian eras, beginning with the early Babylonians who welcomed the New Year with sacrifices to their gods and resolutions to give back all they have borrowed. It was the Romans who began marking the New Year in January, naming the month after their two-faced god Janus, who looks backwards into the old year and forward into the New Year. They marked New Year celebrations by festivities and resolutions to be good to others. So yes, the New Year is about new beginnings and positive changes, and it is in this spirit I wish you, a happy New Year.
Be assured that the changes you desire this year will be fulfilled, in Jesus name! However, there is a role you must play.
A 2007 study by Richard Wisemen from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% of the study’s participants were confident of success at the beginning. I am certain you will be part of the 12% who purportedly go-ahead to meet and surpass their goals and resolutions. Why? You have a divine mandate.
The Lord has given us a theme for this year: God’s Revealing Glory. What this means is simple: Hitherto you have had desires and you have pursued them, sometimes to no avail, but this year you will have results.
It doesn’t matter where you have failed in the past or what obstacles you will confront, God will come through for you. His active involvement in your affairs will produce tangible outcomes. This might sound mysterious to some and far-fetched for others, but God will empower you to actualize all you have set your hearts to, as they conform with His will.
To be concluded tomorrow…
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God bless you.
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya