Get in your space and start now.
If you are like me, you are already panicking that they year is coming to an end, which happened rather fast, we are 45 days away. I hope I didn’t scare those who wanted to remain oblivious on the number of days we are from 2018.
Well, I know most people are trying to finish the year well, it is not over until it is over. My mantra for these few last days is that I know His promises for me still stands and mainly I just want His will to be done. I say this to mean that I know there are things I put down to have accomplished by the end of this year and I hope to, but if it doesn’t happen I will be alright.
This post is for me and anyone else who may get tempted to stop before it is clearly over.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life
I don’t know who said this but I feel inspired by it. You have to keep waking up and showing up even if it feels like it’s just over. You have to fill that cup of faith and know the God of yesterday is still the God of today. He will still do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we can imagine.
Therefore, do not stop because you feel the year is over; what if now prepares you for 2018? Today could be the reason you get that promotion in January, that deal or even that partner. Treat it like the first day of the rest of your life. Make moves that will make your life better tomorrow. Blank page, make it count love.
Please don’t end the year comparing your first chapter with someone else’s last chapter. People bloom differently, some early and others late. I have understood that God’s plan for each of us is different, some people’s purpose require much stretching while others requires less stretching. He is our father and knows what’s best for each one of us.
Do not stop because compared to the next person, you do not look like you are headed anywhere. Maybe 2017 was their year, be happy for them because maybe 2018 is yours but needs you to prepare today for those blessings to come.
Be careful to not let comparison stop you in the middle of your journey to your success.
Do not stop because you feel so far you have put in so much only to get less
The process, the behind the scene work, maybe that is you now. Do not stop because before the glow and the glam looks, work goes in. Everything that you have been through this year could be for the sole purpose of preparing you for who God has called you to be.
I am going to be the first to admit that I have felt like I have gotten less from my work input. I wondered for a minute why God? I did everything I thought I needed to do and still achieved less than I should have, according to me. I felt frustrated, desperate even, but I am however grateful to God’s word that guides me in my day to day life. His word in 1 peter 5:10 reminded me that, “And God of all Grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
I therefore will not count my losses and stop but will push on knowing at His time, He will make all things perfect.
Prepare for 2018 now
You cannot stop now because now is the perfect time to prepare for 2018. This is when you write down everything you want to achieve in the next year. This is the time to make your vision board. If you feel the urge to let go and let 2018 take care of itself, it sure will take care of itself and honey you will not like it.
Start again, forget about the former things for I am doing a new thing, says the Lord. If you want to get into a new industry, this is the time to work on your resume and have someone look at it. If you want to lose weight, this is the time to start with jogging for short distances so your body will be used to it by January. Plan, prepare and start the first steps of executing those plans.
I wish you the best ending to your 2017.