Get connected to the source of power in this New Year!
“He (God) gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.” (Isaiah 40:29).
People make New Year resolutions. They decide I want to be better this year. I want to love my spouse and children more. I want to help people more. I want to obey and honor my parents. I want to do my job to the best of my abilities. I want to take care of my health. I want to concentrate on my studies and get an A+ grade. The list goes on like this.
Of course, we have good desires, wishes, and even the best plans. However, we discover later no matter how hard we do our best, sometimes we fail. We face moral and ethical failures. We face relationship and economic losses. In short, we fail in our pursuit to be the best. Many people already quit making resolutions because they discovered they failed consistently in achieving the goals they set in the past.
You see, I am not against having resolutions and good plans. Because if you do not have a plan, you are lost and do not know what to do. However, the best of our plans come short, and we sometimes end up in regret and disappointments. This is a fact of life.
Now, one of the reasons for our failure is simply because our goals are not achievable. Make reasonable and achievable resolutions. Do not place unrealistic expectations. Secondly, we fail because we try to achieve our goals in our strength. We are disconnected from the source of all power that enables us to fulfill our goals.
Our insight says, “He (God) gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.”
When you come short and do not meet the bar you placed for yourself this New Year, do not forget to turn to God and seek His help. Do not forget to agree with him about your moral failures. Do not fail to humble yourself in front of the almighty God and confess to Him your shortcomings. You see, this is the solution to all of our failures. Run to God and do not run away from Him. Draw near to Him. Get connected or re-connected with the strength the Lord gives.
Apostle Paul, who understood this truth, wrote this in Philippians 4:11-13, “I have learned this secret, so that anywhere, at any time, I am content, whether I am full or hungry, whether I have too much or too little. I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.” GNT.
You see, you need the strength and power to achieve your plans. You need strength to do all that God asks you to do, don’t you? You need the power and energy to take care of your family, children, work, ministry, and a hundred other things.
Where do you get the required power? Jesus Christ gives the power you need as you come to Him. Say it with me, “I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.”
None of us can expect our life to be smooth with no roadblocks and issues this coming year. However, when it does hit roadblocks, you need the ever-present help of God available in Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus gives me power when I am weak. He gives me strength when I am powerless. The power of God is available in Jesus Christ. Commit your plans to the Lord in prayer, lean on His strength every day by acknowledging, “I can do all things, and I can face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.”
Do you have this assurance?
If not, you need to get connected or reconnected to Jesus Christ, the source of your power. He supplies what you lack to achieve Godly goals in your life. May I give you an opportunity to come to the living God in Jesus Christ? Jesus is the savior of the whole world because he carried your sins and shortcoming on his divine and sinless body and went to the cross and paid the penalty for you. The blood of Jesus is the ransom paid for your salvation, forgiveness, and eternal life. Jesus died and rose again for you. He has the all-sufficient and never-ending power to help you in all of your needs.
Bible says Jesus stands and knocks at the door of your heart. Invite him to come into your life and begin the New Year with his divine strength, help, and indescribable joy.
Pray after me. “Father in heaven, I believe Jesus died for my sins, buried and rose again. I want to get connected to you and your blessings by accepting Jesus as my savior and Lord. Please forgive my sins. Allow me to have a brand new life on the first day of this year. Thank you for coming into my life. In the name of Christ, I pray. Amen.”