Every new start presents a clean slate. It is another year and opportunity to renew your walk with God to enable you to maximize the fullness of His presence. Assuredly God has guaranteed, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14). This means that you’re not be doing this year alone.
Lurking thoughts of uncertainties might have already crept in, considering how the past years have been, and as a result of this, you are afraid of what this one holds. The first month of the year might have even started badly, which has led you to be conclusive about the remaining months. Do understand that one bad month cannot be the parameter for determining the outcome of the rest months of the year.
God has promised that His presence will be with you throughout this year. He is going to guide your paths and direct your steps. It is, therefore, needless of you to be afraid of anything. Temptations and trials will come, challenges will arise, and you might even fail at some point. However, God’s word is sure. When you pass through the waters, He will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. (Exodus 43:2).
Face the year with confidence and boldness. Get up and be done with fear. Revisit that project, sign up for those classes, create your prayer time, take up the gym membership, reach out to more souls for Christ, let go of those toxic relationships, visit that resort, go on that vacation, try out new things, network more, leave that job, declutter your space, protect your mental health, and what have you there? Just step out of the old you and make that bold step and do those things you keep pushing because of fright. God is there for you to steer you in the right direction.
It is possible to miss out on the presence of God, even though He is ever present. Thus, you have to be sensitive to his lead and be deliberate in experiencing it. Create space for Him to come and reign in your life. God doesn’t force Himself where His presence is not welcome. He gives the power of choice for you to make your decision. Give His company a priority in your life. Do you want Him? Then invite Him.