This is your year, 2017, to shine and show your light to others. But how do you do that when there are days where your light is dim and just can’t seem to shine? Do we let the struggles of this world and the challenges we face let us down? It is easy to just throw in the towel and extinguish the light that God has in us.
We can change that thinking and let 2017 be our best year yet! How can we change? By allowing God to work in us to change our minds and attitudes is what will help us through the trials we face. Each of us will have obstacles and challenges in life that we need to overcome but it is how we choose to handle it that makes the difference. Having the right mind and attitude will change the way we look at life and our self. We won’t let our past define who we are if we look to Jesus and what He did for us and that He will make our paths straight. “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” Proverbs 3:6. It is so easy to look at our shortcomings or our past mistakes but if we are held back by those things then they can rob us from fully being all that God wants us to be in this new year. We are our worst critics and we want to change and fix things that we have no control of. Allow God to do the fixing and fully focus on Him by allowing Him to work in us. “Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its own purpose” Proverbs 16:3.
He has big plans for you in 2017 so don’t miss out by focusing on the past or things that aren’t working in your life. Choose the challenging path or unpopular path that God is leading you to because God created you and knows all about you and has your best interest in mind! Start today to make that change to growing spiritually by reading your bible, finding a mentor or devoting quiet time each day to God. This starts in your mind and attitude to want to make that first step and don’t put the blame on anyone else, but make the decision to serve God deeper this year. 2017 is your year so start believing God’s best for you! You can do it and begin to let your light shine!
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