A New Year’s message from our Ministry Coordinator:
There is something special about new year! It gives us a sense of closure to everything that happened in the past year; and it also gives us hope to face another year. One of the hopes that a new year brings is a hope to make things new! An opportunity to do something great in our lives!
As we start 2016, I would like to challenge you, YFL, to discover what is that new thing that God would like us to do. He has given us all a special gift, a talent that He wants us to use to make great things. Let us discover these gifts that God has given us by taking the 4’S step:
1. Seek God’ Plan
“Call me and I shall answer. I will reveal to you great and mysterious things you have not known.” Jer 33:3
God said to call on Him and He will answer! What a great promise! Let us start this year asking God to reveal to us what His plans are for us. What adventure He wants us to take with Him. What are the things He wants us to do. Let us also ask God in our prayer time to reveal to us the gifts and talents that He already gave us that He wants us to use this year to do great things. Let us ask Him where He wants us to spend our time, talent, and treasure, so that this 2016 will be a much meaningful year for us.
2. Seek Your Family and Friends’ Advise
“The discerning heart obtains wisdom, the ear of the wise searches out knowledge.” Pr 18:15
Your family and friends knew you well! They knew your skills, abilities, desires, and passion! So start this year right by talking to them and asking them about the things they think you should pursue this year. Ask them also to give you an honest assessment of what your strengths and weaknesses are so that you can discover the things you need to continue and the things you need to improve in yourself so that you can give glory to God.
3. Seek Your Heart’s Desire
“For where your treasure is, there also your heart will be.” Matthew 6:21
God has planted in your heart your deepest passion! Discover that passion and you will also discover the gifts that He has given you to fulfill that passion. Never be afraid to try new things or to step out of your comfort zone. Remember, great things happen to those who know how to take risk.
4. Seek Out the Little Things
“Well, good and faithful servant, since you have been faithful in little things, I will entrust you with much more. Come and share the joy of your master.’ Mt. 25:23
We usually fail to see the good things in the little things. A good friend told me once that it us who can make the extraordinary from the ordinary. I challenge you to excel in all the little things that you do that seems so ordinary like studying or doing household chores, for in doing these things excellent in a regular basis will build up your character! Believe me when I say that being great in these little things will make you accomplish great things in the future!
Have a great year discovering your passion! Have a great year discovering all of these with your family and friends! Have a great year using your gifts and talents serving the God. Have a great year with the Lord!
Happy New Year and God bless!