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New Beginnings

Posted: December 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

Well here we are leaving 2012 behind us and heading full steam into 2013. Hopefully you are full of enthusiasm for what this new year holds. It does not matter the failures you faced in 2012. You are blessed with a clean slate to write upon.

Like you, I had my share of ups and downs in 2012. But they were all learning experiences. I had issues with my back due to fighting a truck fire. I had financial woes due to the economy. I have teen boys that come with their own set of troubles. There were times that people let me down. I can honestly say though that through all the hardships and uncertainty that I never worried or lost my faith in God.

If anything, these circumstances brought me closer to God and for that I am grateful. God provided for me and my family in miraculous ways on many occassions. He used these situations to build my faith and reliance on Him and Him alone.

As Paul stated in Phillippians 4:11-13 I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. (and here’s the key) I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. 

I am not a superhero that can deal with everything that comes my way. I do not always have the answers. I am far from perfect and I know I never will be.

But in my weakness Christ is strong. My weakness causes me to depend on Jesus, which is what I want to be doing anyway.

This year I’m going to focus on my spiritual development and helping others in their walks with Christ.  I am going to limit my reading to non-fiction this year. I love reading fiction novels and spend 30 hours a month reading them. I thought about the learning possibilities open to me if Idevote that time to reading books on Spiritual growth. Books by John Maxwell on Leadership. Books on connecting with people. I am also going to read the Bible cover to cover again this year. But I’m going to really study and meditate on it like never before.

I’m going to work on becoming the passionate follower of Christ I was called to be. When the devil reminds me of my past I’m going to remind him of his future.

2012 saw the publication of my first book “REGENER8” and my goal for 2013 is to finish my other books “Going Underground” and “Illumin8”

I want to develop a new ministry called Greenhouse Project where we develop tomorrow’s Church with the young people of today.

I want to expand the reach of our youth ministry 252 Underground (www.252underground.com) , in my community.

I want to continue speaking at churches to help them develop solid youth ministries in their churches.

I want to reach more families with my ministry Eleven12 Project.

I want to help raise up STRONG leaders in the Church.

I want to partner with you to help you fulfill your calling.

These are ambitous plans but nothing is impossible with God. The greatest enemy to your potenial is your comfort zone.

Put the game controller down, turn off American Idol, get off the sofa and get in the game. We have a fresh new year ahead of us. 12 months, 365 days, 876o hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,556,926 seconds. So please don’t say you don’t have the time. If you woke up today breathing God gave you another day, don’t waste it.

Let’s make a difference this year!! Happy New Year everyone!