Apply this Age-old Formula Now

Seven days have passed already in the new year, whew! One week down, Fifty-one to go.

The past week does call for some reflection, doesn’t it?

I hope you’re still keen on your resolutions. Don’t take your eyes off those.

You probably began the year with certain convictions; with the desire to be better and stronger. I bet you rode high with the spirit of the season, and made all sort of positive affirmations.

But we all know how transformative a single week can be.

So, has the past week been kind to you? If yes, thank God, and more strength to you.

But maybe the past week hasn’t been so kind. Still, we thank God for life and all the good promises that await us.

Maybe you’ve recorded a failure or two already, maybe old patterns and habits have begun to crowd in again. This year is supposed to be different, you say to yourself, how come I’ve already made these mistakes.

Don’t fret.

Even you didn’t think your challenges were going to magically disappear, did you? So, why fret?

Instead, let’s take advantage of the year’s novelty and address what we can address. We do not want our issues to get tangled up this year, so we begin to sort them out now.

Now that we can still reflect upon the year with clarity, let’s expose those problems that have dared rear their ugly heads.

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.

Corrie Ten Boom

You should definitely apply this age-old formula going forward. After you’ve identified a problem, ask yourself, “can I do something about it?” If your reply is yes, fine. Pray and do something about it immediately.

What if you can’t do anything about it?—then pray, and seek help from friends. Whatever you do, don’t give in to worry.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6‭-‬7 (NKJV)

So, that’s it. You do not want your challenges to dictate your year for you. You’re in control, and you must remain in control by keeping those resolutions in sight.

Do not overlook the benefits of prayer—always with thanksgiving—whether you’re having it your way or not.

Remember, whatever you do, don’t give in to worry.

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