We are in a whole entire new year. Isn’t exciting? Although I know that we greet the new year with lots of excitement and anticipation, I also know that some of us still have anxieties and fears. It’s understandable. You start out a year being happy and excited, and then something happens that devastates you, and you feel disappointed. Then when another year comes in, you’re scared to really get excited because you feel like you’re setting yourself up for the same disappointment again. Let’s deal with this today.
2018 is not going to be perfect. No year can be perfect in this imperfect world. However, what can remain perfect is your understanding that although all things may not feel good, all things are forever working for your good. All things, always, in all ways. Knowing this will help you to go through this year and pass your tests with flying colors.
There is absolutely NOTHING to fear. Nothing. Why? Listen. I John 4:18 in the International Standard Version of the Bible says, “There is no fear where love exists. Rather, perfect love banishes fear, for fear involves punishment, and the person who lives in fear has not been perfected in love.” Isn’t that amazing? There is no fear where love exists. Where does love exist? Everywhere. How do we know? Because God is everywhere. Therefore, there is never a reason to fear. Not ever. I know that may be hard to believe, but remember that truth never requires belief. Truth stands alone. Always remember that.
Things are gonna happen in 2018 that you may not have seen coming. You may have arguments with your friends. Things may happen in this world that you never would have imagined. Life didn’t stop because we crossed over into another year. People are still people, politics is still politics, etc. However, what you can do this year that you haven’t done before is live in a place of perfect love. How do you do that? By really living with an awareness of God. Not just God, though. God IN you. When you realize that God literally lives, moves and breathes in you and that you live, move and have your BEing (existence) IN GOD, you can’t help but realize that there is really nothing to fear.
Go after your dreams this year. Have that meeting. Ask for that sale. Write that book. Go on that vacation. Do not fear. That doesn’t mean to be careless and reckless, because remember, God uses wisdom and freely gives it to us. But what it does mean is that you don’t have to be held hostage to any fear you may feel. You will still feel it, but you don’t have to operate in it. Got it? Good.
Have an amazing day today. Show love to yourself AND others. Be GREAT! I speak life to you and everyone and everything connected to you! Catch me tomorrow!