Here we are 50 days to be start of 2023. When we look back over the past 324 days we may well wonder whether we have achieved what we had intended to. Now is the time for us to look beyond 2022.
Craig Meyer, speaking at the Pretoria Connect (a meeting where the elders and leaders from NCMI relating churches in Pretoria), encouraged us to ask God what He would have us do in 2023 and beyond.
In planning/setting goals we need to follow the advice given in Proverbs 27:11, "Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart ..."
As we plan for ourselves and our families ask the following questions to assist in arriving at the plan.
• What do you do best?
• What do I love to do most?
• What results matter to me most?
For the plans to take off and succeed we need to pay the price by being and remaining committed to our plan.
Who do I need to walk with to get where we are going? Ecclesiastes 4:12 reminds us that "One may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." As we begin to look ahead, we need to get one or two trusted friends who are committed to the Lord to walk with us and who will hold us accountable.
We pray that each one of us will be asking God for His direction and wisdom.
Mike and Daphne