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Jan 7, 2018

How to Make the Most of 2018 - Proverbs 17:24

Proverbs 17: 24 (NIV) -A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.”

We all can do the one of two things this year: We can waste it away by sitting around and worrying about the things we failed to accomplish last year or the mistakes we made throughout the year OR We can decide to make the most of this New Year that God has granted us.

Time is not going to sit still...God is not going to sit still. God wants to see lives changed for Him. God wants to see YOU making a difference in the world you live in.

How will this year be any different than last year? God brings life to us in small pieces. At the beginning of every year God says, let’s wipe the slate clean and let’s start with a brand new year.

Proverbs 17:24 (The Good News Version) "An intelligent person aims at wise actions, but a fool starts off in many directions."

For many the last part of that verse describes them. It says, “ A fool starts off in many directions. ” Does that describe any of you? You start your year off in haste going in to many different directions at one time with no plan of action. You’ve got to have a plan! God has one....Good news: your a major part of His plan.

Four keys to get the most out of 2018.

1. Accept responsibility for my life.   Most people would rather blame someone else for the problems and difficulty. They are go around looking for someone who will accept responsibility for them. Galatians 6:5 “Each person must be responsible for Himself.”

2. Believe I can change.      Stop saying, "I can’t" and start saying, "I can". Believe Scripture!! Be the person that believes that you can change the world with the help of God. Philippians 4:13 (NIV) “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”

3. Clarify what you really want.    You must decide what’s important in your life. God has given each of us the freedom to choose. We have the freedom to choose between good and evil. We have the freedom to choose How we want to live our life/who we want to live it for.

4. Don’t wait to begin.     Do it now! These three words can change your life. Do it now. If you and I wait for the right situation or the right time we may miss out on life all together.

Ecclesiastes 11:4 “Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.”

Conclusion:

 What kind of person will you be this year?

Will you choose to make the most of 2018?

Will you accept responsibility for your life?

Will you believe you can change?

Will you clarify who your going to live your life for?

Will you ask....What’s important to me?

Will I start right now?

Will my relationship with God be at the top of my list?

The choice is yours -to make the most of 2018!......What will it be?

 

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