— Lisa Crump
Wow, the year has really flown by. We have roughly six months until we embark upon the year 2013. Although we are deep into the year 2012, it isn’t over yet.
Those same bad habits that you “accidentally” let follow you into 2012 do not have to stay with you for the duration of the year. This can still be YOUR year, but it is up to you to change your mindset so that you can make the most of it.
The first thing you have to do is stop with all of the excuses. The “I cant’s” because of “this, that, and the other” have to be eliminated. Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy and cast the blame for our downfalls elsewhere rather than point the finger to ourselves.
Spending long years and time planning and talking will get you virtually nowhere. At some point, you have to stop planning and start executing. God has a calling for everyone’s life and it is up to you to carry out your own. The more you wait and twiddle your thumbs, the more blessings you will miss out on.
Don’t let what other people think dictate your actions. God can have the most wild and outlandish plan for your destiny and not everyone is meant to understand that. Choose your circle of friends wisely and with a spirit of discernment and know that not everyone wants to see you succeed. Some people want you to fail.
You have to learn to take the discouragement that others throw at you and turn it into fuel to elevate yourself even higher. Remember, the enemy is not attacking what we are in the present, he is attacking what we could be in the future. Just because your purpose in life may make others uncomfortable, don’t let their opinions sway your drive.
Confront and overcome fear and intimidation. Fear is a trick of the enemy meant to contain you and keep your life small.
Fearing things, people, and ventures is merely a trap to keep you contained. The enemy wants you to be too afraid to reach out and grab the many blessings God has for you.
A lot of the time we fear change, therefore, we don’t embark upon that new business venture or we don’t apply for that new job. In turn, we continue to achieve the bare minimum.
Don’t let worry consume your life completely. It is okay to be cautious about some things, but do not let fearful tendencies keep you from living life to its fullest potential.
It’s not too late to make plans to spend more time with the kids. Being a single parent, I know it’s hard to continuously keep our New Year’s Resolutions. Although your life may be hectic, make time to let your children know that they are special, and no matter what they are number one.