For a Positive New Year, Dare to Believe

If we want good things to come our way, we must believe they can happen and take the necessary steps.

by - Posted on Jan 3, 2018

Think positive for the new year and dream big

The start of a new year allows us to imagine new possibilities and dreams. It’s a chance to utilize our gifts, spread love and rebuild our lives. This is God’s grace and gift for us; let us embrace and treasure it. All things are possible if you have faith and believe. While it’s important to make a list of your goals, more importantly we must believe that the new year offers fresh opportunities to do good and live out our faith.

Author Madeleine L’ Engle said, “Some things have to be believed to be seen.” If we want good things to come our way, we must believe they can happen and take the necessary steps. Too many people enter the New Year thinking nothing will change for the better, and for those, nothing will. How we feel, act and think, can determine our outcome. Think positive, work hard and dream big. Yes, I know that last year’s hardships may stay with us, but I also know that our faith empowers us to overcome our present challenges. 

One of my favorite sayings is, “when there is hope in the present…there is faith in the future.” As we begin this new journey, it’s important to keep our faith in God, ourselves and a promising future. We must stay positive. As Scripture teaches us, “If God is with us, who can be against us?” Let us be empowered to dream new dreams and make the most of the gift of second chances. Jesus said, “If you believe, all things are possible.” Let’s dare to believe. 

Lord, give us the courage to face the new year with faith and optimism.

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