Sunday, January 1, 2012

Everything is New! Good or bad, it's at least new

Wow! We are indeed in the new year 2012! For all of us who made it alive and well, we have a lot to be grateful for. My first thought when considering the year 2012 was 'make it count'.

For many many reasons, 2011 was a tough year for the world, Nigeria and numerous individuals. From the numerous conflicts and economic crises, to varied protests, violent and otherwise, to Nigeria's bombings, floods, removal of fuel subsidy, addition of Lekki toll, and the passing of Mr Seyi Dare, a member of my church, husband and Father of 3 boys, so close to the end of the year, 2011 has definitely been hard for many.

Taking a few words of wisdom from that old book that never ever gets old:

Habakkuk 3

17 Though the fig tree does not bud
   and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
   and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
   and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
   I will be joyful in God my Savior.
19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength; 
   he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
   he enables me to tread on the heights.

Let's keep perspective this year, everything is temporary and always changing. By 2013, it will be another new year, whatever happens this year, good or bad, we will still have a 'new' year. 

The most important thing is to "begin with the end in mind" (Stephen Covey), in 2012 and in life. Make 2012 count and whatever happens we can rejoice and give God the glory at the end of the year and the end of our lives!

In Pursuit

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