The start of a new year means new opportunities for many things: growth, change, transformation, new hobbies, goals, and dreams.
We often sense this urgency to dive into all the new year has to offer and get a head start on getting after what we want to accomplish.
As good as it is to have dreams and to cast vision, the truth is, none of our dream planning and vision casting ultimately means much of anything without one thing being at the center of it all:
The world will be quick to convince you that to start your new year right, you ought to get all the newest gadgets and dive back into work with new and different strategies for productivity and the like. While there is validity to some claims that would help you in some areas, there’s only one way that you can truly start and maintain this new year as best as you possibly could, and that is with Jesus at the center of your life.
When Jesus is on the throne of your life, and everything else follows suit, you are guaranteed to have the best year yet. Why? Because that’s what the Bible says!
In Matthew 6:33 Jesus said, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
In this passage, Jesus isn’t saying, “Here’s the magic trick to getting everything you want.” No! He is saying, “Everything you want, all the ways and things you look for to find true joy and fulfillment, they are not found in the world or in things or in people. No, everything you really and truly want is found in here, in me. In me, you will be deeply and purely loved, wholly and completely filled, forever, and ever satisfied. Seek me first!”
Make this the mission of you 2021, of your life, of all that you do.
Seek Him first, above all else, before anything, and with your whole heart. That is how you start the year off right and continue to have the best year of your life. This will change you from the inside out!
Open up God’s Word and spend time with Him every day. Use your Daily Kairos Journal to get into the Word, to commit scripture to memory, to practice gratitude daily, and continually remind yourself of how God is working in your life.
Seek Him, because He is seeking you too. And when you seek Him, you can be absolutely sure to find Him.