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A New Year, a New Beginning

Posted on December 30, 2018 in General Ministry, Opinion | 0 comments

Out with the old, in with the new!  A New Year represents an opportunity to re-focus your journey and ensure what is really important gets all your attention.  We learn from our past and now use this knowledge to impact those around us in a more positive way moving forward.  Do you accept this call to action?

There are many of us that have endured some very difficult times in the last year.  Many of the challenges revolved around family, others maybe work, school, etc. Each event challenged us in ways we would just soon forget.  Yet, here we are, beat up, bruised, and battered standing on the birth of a New Year that promises some amazing new opportunities.  It’s sometimes quite hard to understand that the good/bad times have helped to make us better equipped to take on what comes next.  Don’t allow the negatives of the past to cast a shadow of what is to come in the future.

Whenever possible, I try to take the opportunity to spend some quiet time reflecting on all that God has provided in my life.  You realize quickly that God is fully at the control of our journey of life.  He provided an instruction book in The Bible, and the answers to every challenge we encounter are readily available within its pages, if we just take the time to look.  Every single incident that may have caused celebration or pain, continues to shape who we are, how we think.  God’s word provides the answers, seek His guidance. 

Time to start Fresh

The New Year is now before us and you have a choice in how you will take on life’s challenges for 2019.  Do you continue to let history cause frustration, or use it to encourage joy?  God has made it very clear that He will be right there with you during this journey, all you have to do is ask Him to speak into your life.  It’s an unbeatable team that will still face the trials of this earth, but one that has proven it can overcome anything that could be thrown into its path.  Take the time to celebrate a new beginning and be sure to ask God to come along with you for the ride.

Happy New Year! 



Sam Smith is an international CEO, Branding and Marketing Executive.  He has spent decades leading International Ministries and Non-Profits to record results for operations and service.   Sam shares his thoughts and passions at