May I make bold to announce to you that you are a Line Crosser.
Our world -the universe today is looking forward and in earnest expectations for bold and courageous men and women who are line crosser.
Are you a line crosser - as in crossing the line of limitations and obstacles venturing from the old to the new and taking new territories?
As an athlete heads towards the end of his or her race line to cross the line, he or she gives it the last surge of breath and energy to cross that line victoriously coming to end to finish well with smiles and expecting the glory and laurels that will follow subsequently but for some, it is that of a disappointment i.e a disappointing end.
However, what is common to all who compete in the race is that they are all line crosser finishing a race (life’s race) having giving it all that they have to cross to the other side of the demarcation line victoriously or otherwise.
My question to you this morning as we head and emotionally race with a gasping breath towards the finishing line (the end of this year) harnessing the last few hours that remains to the end of this year 2021-
What kind of a line crosser do you intend to be as the year 2021 draws to a close?
Are you going to cross with excitement or you are so out of breath that you simply just want to finish this race cross the line in a despondent frustrating attitude and mood that you just can’t wait for the year to end?
In fact you are struggling for breath right now and seem to have had enough?
Going by what transpired through this passing year of unresolved viral pandemic, global economic inflation and growing immoral social decadence, bandits having a field day, kidnappings and geopolitical conflicts etc, etc.
May be you just can’t wait for it to end, tired and with no positive expectations thereof after you manage just to come this far to cross over.
Many didn’t, in fact I lost close dear relatives towards the close of this year.
What a tragedy it was for me and my larger family.
At the same time some are simply delighted to have made it to cross over the line and filled with expectations and aspirations for greater laurels going forward.
May be you are one of those who made it so well and the outgoing year has been excellent and eventful for you and so overwhelmed by their achievements that you are not aspiring for something new, forgetting that old things have passed and now the new is here to be embraced and explored.
"Remember not the for former things nor consider the things of old.
Behold I will to do a new thing; now it shall spring fort; shall yea not know it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert says the Lord of host. Isa 43:18-19
Listen to me my dear line crosser, no matter how this outgoing year has turned out to be for you, one thing is certain and that is, it is fast running out and by His Grace in few hours down the line you will cross over to the new year 2022 but not with same attitude with which you crossed last year.
Hear me well my good friend, that will not do for this year going forward.
This new year will come with its own challenges with new standards, requirements, benchmarks, expectations, demands that the mindset and desires of the previous year cannot carry.
You have need of a new capacity of skills, competencies, growth, desires, attitude, awareness, consciousness, commitment, emotional intelligence and the vigour plus a bursting energy to carry you and I for what lies ahead.
Now is the time as the last few hours are critical to how the next 12months may turn out to be for you as you take inventory with the intentions to make your strategic plans work through your personal review and lay hold of the race that is set before you -the race of 2022 and run it with all endurance and perseverance fixing your our eyes on Jesus Christ the author and finisher or perfected of our faith.
One critical resource you cannot do without, this coming year is your self belief (confidence in your abilities) belief in yourself, your God giving abilities through your eyes of Faith.
Your Life Is Yours!
Get set ready to GO into the next year living your life according to your own terms.
Does that make sense my friends?
Have you been living your life in the last decade according to your terms or otherwise?
As we are fast approaching the end of this year, I want to bring to your consciousness one simple and fundamental truth that you must take to the new year and that is that you have this one life and it is yours to DO what you want with it?
Influenced by only your God given beliefs.
My question to you then having laid down and confirm this truth, is that how far have you come with that life so far?
Irrespective of your age.
Let’s do a quick appraisal here if you would kindly oblige me please.
Are you in control of it or have you allowed the societal, religious, ethnic all manner of ideologies, crazy political correctness, extremists views and cultural norms dictate or convince you on how you live your life?
How much of this conditioning, life stealing elements have you allowed to shape who you are becoming unconsciously from where you intend to go or be?
How much have you allowed the vagaries of this age influence you away from that which the universe had in mind for you?
How much of your peace, comfort and happiness have you given out to significant influences in your life at the expense of your joy, happiness and sense of discovery of who you really are in order to fit into some else agenda?
Remember your life is yours to lead and live as you wish and I will like to challenge you to be more conscious and intentional of your role in it as we move forward into the new year and decade.
Your life is yours to live.
You must take deliberate and intentional charge and control of what is yours.
It is your life my friend, you will answer for it and you must determine to step up and play an active and conscious role in shaping it the way You want it to be according to what the universe has planned for you.
It is your responsibility to live your life, this one life the way you want to live it to the fullest and NOT the way someone wants you live it.
This one life of Yours is your responsibility and you must from this new year commit to live it as such fulfilling your destiny and purpose with intentionality and precision that brings you maximum satisfaction.
“The life of your dreams, everything you would love to be, do and have is closer than you think as the power to be all you want is inside you!
“Whatever you give out in life, must return to you.
It is the physics and the mathematics of the universe.
Don’t let some else’s opinion be the ultimate decider of how you live your life going forward except that of the higher realm of the universe directed and influence by the higher force that creates everything you are and would possibly be.
So, as we begin to count down towards entering the new and step out from the old into the new remind yourself that it is a new beginning and such the ideas of the old will not fit into the new just as the old wine skin cannot hold or contain the new fresh wine.
There must be a mind shift (shift of mindset) to fully embrace the new and so begin to converse with the universe and God on how you want the next decade to turn out if He tarries and that you are ready to live your life on your terms through All Of His plans and Influence purposefully for you.
My friend my final charge to you at this end of
2021 is -
Live your life in 2022 and beyond.
Don’t worry choose to be Happy.
You are blessed to be a blessing.
To have a great life, break the bars of the cage that is jailing you; give love, talk only about what you love, and love will set you free!
“Before we step into 2022, consider reviewing and canceling your annual subscriptions to certain people’s drama and negativity! Rick Godwin
Yes, a rather long one but it is highly important for a time such as this.
I am your friend and Encourager.
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