LOOK TO THE SKY: Generate inspiration for this new year
NOW THAT 2017 is here, make sure you take the necessary steps needed to ensure that this year is a successful one.
Let it be a year where you experience spiritual peace, enjoy personal satisfaction, live out your life’s purpose and start on the journey of achieving your goals.
Here’s some tips to make sure that 2017 is one of your best years ever...
Love God and your neighbour:
Jesus stated that the greatest commandments we should follow is for people to love God with all their heart and soul and their neighbour as themselves. Make sure this is a year you show your love to God by putting him first and that you show love to your neighbour and treat them how you would like to be treated.
Nurture spiritual life:
Read your Bible, inspirational books and devotionals that will nourish your soul and help you develop and strengthen your spiritual life, so that you have the spiritual strength to deal with life’s ups and downs.
Holding on to grudges, and refusing to forgive people who hurt you, can lead to physical ill health and emotional turmoil. It’s best to let go of feelings of unforgiveness.
Live out your purpose
It’s never too late to find your life’s purpose and fulfil it. Ask God to help you to discover the thing(s) you were born to do, and do it. And if you already know your purpose, seek to live it out more effectively and have greater impact on the world.
You will feel more purposeful if you set yourself goals that you can work towards. You will experience a sense of achievement when you attain them.
Life is so much better, especially when seeking to achieve a goal or fulfil a dream, when you have support. The Bible says two are better than one because if one falls, the other can help them up, so make sure you have the support you need.
Expand your mind:
It is said that the mind is a terrible thing to waste, so let 2017 be the year you develop and expand your brainpower through reading and education. Learn something new, enrol for a college or study online.
Put on your travelling shoes:
One of the surest ways to broaden one’s mind and horizons is through travelling. You’ll get a greater appreciation for this world and the people in it when you visit new places and explore different cultures.
Our time in the world is limited, so it makes sense to make the most of the time you are allocated. Love God, yourself and people. Make wise decisions, take risks, grab opportunities, have fun, laugh a lot and welcome new experiences. Life is for living – so live it.
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