PurposePursuit

SITUATION EXCELLENT!

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Happy New Year!
May this year bring you new opportunities for greater exploits and may a new and better you be unveiled!

When I thought about what my first post of the year should be, a myriad of topics crossed my mind… You know, the new year talk about setting goals, resolutions and so on. But I figured you have probably read a lot of that already and by now, your goals for the year are all set. You may have even started the journey to having your best year ever.

So, this week I just want to encourage you to keep your focus on the things that matter to God and His purpose for your life. Make it your life goal to please God in every way this year.

Be reminded that this may be the year that Jesus will return. So live prepared.

Sometimes ago, I read a story about a French general during the First World War.

At the First Battle of the Marne during the war, French Lieutenant-General Ferdinand Foch sent out this communiqué:

“My center is giving way, my right is retreating. Situation excellent. I am attacking.”

He was caught in tight circumstances, hard pressed on every side, his strategies for battle were failing, yet he said the situation was excellent and perfect for an attack. His willingness to see hope in that tough situation eventually led to victory for his troops.

Things may not go as you have planned them. You may find yourself trapped in the valley of decision, and your centre may seem to be giving way. Do all you can to keep hope alive. Say to yourself, “This situation is excellent for an attack in the place of prayer and in the acquisition of the right knowledge…”

Issues around your family, business, health or ministry may put a pessimistic spin on the great attitude with which you have started the year. I pray then, you will remember my words, believe the situation is excellent and let go so God can be most glorified!

You matter to me!
I wish you a blessed 2016.

JustPurpose

Hey! It’s December!

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One last drop...

Spanish El Bulli restaurant was so popular that customers must reserve a table 6 months in advance. But the highly successful chef Ferran Adrià decided to close the doors of his award-winning restaurant for 2 years so he and his staff could have time to think, plan, and innovate. Adrià was once quoted to have said, “If we are winning all the prizes, why change? Working 15 hours a day leaves us very little time to create.” In the midst of great success, they took time out for what is most important to them- creativity.

As we gradually draw the curtain on 2015, I believe it is necessary that we intentionally take some time out to evaluate our successes this year and begin to pray, plan and prepare for greater accomplishments in 2016.

We should not only take stock of our successes, we must pay attention to our failures too. We can learn from them and make necessary adjustments. Do you have any unrealized goals? Can you point out why things did not go as you planned? What would you do by God’s help to become better prepared to surmount the challenges that are sure to come in 2016?

Personally, it was my desire to read the Bible through again this year. One thing led to another, I became complacent in the pursuit of this goal. If I intend to make it my objective next year, I must take my time to understand the dynamics of why and how I failed this year so that I can be better equipped to make my desires come through.

Please be sure to not postpone any thing you should and can do this year till the next. The sun in the sky may still be shining enough to dry some of your clothes. Seize the day!

But then, the time will soon come when everyone would be making new year resolutions. There is a reason why many of your resolutions for 2015 are still wishes. Why not take some time this December to find out why?