Now that you have greeted 2018 welcome, what’s next? One of the biggest mistakes you can make in this New Year is to have no plan of what you want to do or what you are expected to achieve in 2018. Planning helps us to make the right decisions, especially when our plans are made with our life purpose in mind. Believe me, in 2018 you are going to be faced with lots of decisions and you can really spare yourself the confusion of making choices when you already know what you are set to achieve and the standards you stand for.
Jesus was pointing out to some people how a builder will first sit down to count the cost of building before embarking on a building project and how a king will first sit down to strategize before going to war. I am pointing out to you at this moment how you should sit first and look after your life.
It is actually not too late to make your plans for 2018, the best time is now. I am not saying you are going to put down everything you will do in 2018, you cannot determine some factors. I need you to set major and cogent goals and how you want to achieve them. For example, one of my plans in 2018 is to teach and equip a certain number of girls to fulfil purpose in 2018, and I have a strategy to achieve this plan; I also have a plan to establish a strong administrative structure for Chosen Girl NG and many other plans. With my plans, I won’t live amiss in 2018.
So, sit down first and plan for 2018. Put away the rice and chicken and make this decision to make your life better. This is the best time to consult God; ask Him what He will have you do in this New Year – you can make your plans around it. Look at your heart desires – you can make your plans around them. Look at your environment – you can make your plans out of there. Examine what you have been doing from time past – those things will guide you to make your plans. Look into your future – You can make your plans from it. Just get a book and a pen and meditate; make the plans now.
Whatever plans you come up with, don’t be ashamed of them – it is your guideline into glory. Work with your plans at all time. Your plan might be to get a car in 2018, go after it. Your plan might be to get married in 2018, work towards it. Whatever your plans are, make sure you make use of them.
I will be rounding up by encouraging you to stop whatever you are doing now, go somewhere, sit down and make plans for 2018. Hold on to this- the plans you make on January 1, 2018 will be the bedrock of your testimonies on December 31, 2018.
You are blessed.
With so great love.