“Forget what happened before, and do not think about the past. Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening.”– Isaiah 43:18-19 (NCV)

Whatever challenges or setbacks you have faced this year, be resilient enough to let go and move forward.

Regardless of your past experiences, don’t lower your future expectations. Always have something greater to look forward to. There is so much more God has in store.

See every year as a new chapter in your life. Don’t allow yourself to keep repeating yesterday’s mistakes and failures. Refuse to live backwards; move forward. Your best days are before you!

“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.”– Philippians 1:3 (NLT)

Life is all about relationships. Unless you live in a cave somewhere and completely isolate yourself from people, every facet of your life touches a relationship in some way.

Just like God created us to have a relationship with Him, He also created us to be in relationship with others. His love is perfected in us as we become more “others-minded.”

This Christmas, let’s be reminded that the best gifts of life do not consist of things, but of people. May we become more intentional about appreciating and valuing the gift of family and friends.

“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” – Proverbs 12:26 (NIV)

There comes a point in all of our lives where we have to evaluate the people we choose to surround ourselves with. Most people, when it comes to choosing relationships, make decisions out of fear rather than out of growth.

Not surrounding yourself with the right people can hinder your growth in every way. Your faith and passion for life are ignited when you are with people who celebrate you instead of tolerate you. The right people will also challenge you to grow and blossom into the best version of yourself.

Becoming the person you were meant to be is going to require some necessary sacrifices, which include the choices you make in relationships. Although you cannot change the people around you, the good news is you can change the people you choose to be around.

“If you fall, your friend can help you up. But if you fall without having a friend nearby, you are really in trouble.”  Ecclesiastes 4:10 (CEV)

We are made for relationships—with family, friends, and loved ones. The Bible says it’s not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18). Without relationships, we are missing the main component for a happy and successful life.

Relationships are gifts from God that can give beauty, meaning, and purpose. Since blessings often flow through people, to isolate yourself from divine relationships can limit your growth and potential.

My prayer for you today is that you would recognize and embrace the gifts God intended to bless your life. And may your life become enriched by those who are heaven-sent.

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” – John 3:30

Have you ever sensed that God was calling you to do something you knew you didn’t have the ability or resources to do? Perhaps you have found yourself in a situation that seems too impossible for you.

There have been times in my life where I was afraid to ask God what He wanted me to do, because I knew I wouldn’t be able to fulfill it. And that is the exact place God wants us to be. God is most glorified in our lives when are the most dependent on Him.

There’s no way we can live within our own natural ability and expect to receive all God has for us. To experience the supernatural, we must be willing to stretch beyond ourselves. This is the life God has called us to live—a life in total dependence on Him.

So if you’re facing a situation today that seems beyond your ability to handle it, then you are in the right place for a miracle to take place. God wants to be glorified in your life as you receive His strength and live in His grace.