“There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”
– Proverbs 23:18
Happy New Year! I pray that you have joyful anticipation and excitement for this year! We serve a great and loving God, and in this new year, I want to encourage you that life gets better when you get better. When a seed is planted, it grows down before it grows up. The roots must grow to anchor the seed before it sprouts. We must respect this universal principle: “You must grow deep before you grow wide.” This is the treasure you should seek, developing the personality, attitude, skills, methods, and rhythms of life that build into who you want to become. You must believe you can be transformed into the kind of person you envision!
Interestingly, you actually don’t have to believe in yourself to get better. In fact, that might be a bad idea. If you find yourself in a rut, out of money, you’ve hurt people and sinned — to believe in yourself in that state; we call that delusion. Jesus says the truth will set you free, and the truth is we’ve all messed up. You don’t have to believe in yourself now, you have to believe in your future self. That’s what you have to believe.
Friend, stimulate your imagination to reflect someone you can become! Visualize this: Where would you live? Who would you befriend and spend time with? And, what would you accomplish? We can believe in our future as we include God in these aspects! When we get a clear picture of how we want to act, see, think, and feel, and decide to build into our lives the Godly treasures that lead to them, everything changes for our good.
Father, thank you for transforming me into the person I envision. Help me to include you in all aspects of my future.
Do you believe in your future self? What do you visualize for your friends, family, and accomplishments?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.
The first step in personal success is believing in the power of God to change us ,and not our own self determination .Then we can have hope in be coming the best we can be. Happy New Year!
Amen! Happy New Year!