Happy New Year by Vicki Hinze

Welcome 2023!

A new year affords us opportunities. Ones to shake off the remnants of a hard year. Ones to seek solutions rather than focus on problems or challenges. Ones to seek those windows now open that once had been closed doors.

I’ve long since believed that there are just a few little things we can do that can bring huge results. I’d like to share a few of them with you this morning:

  1. Pray first and not as a last resort. Prayer brings calm, peace, insights and understanding. If we teach ourselves to pray first, we can diminish a lot of chaos that our indecision brings. Prayer also brings clarity, which is quite often a huge obstacle that traps us in doubt, uncertainty, and fear of making the wrong decision. When you pray first, you begin weighing a matter in a different place, a better place.

2. Prepare and expect the best. In the past 34 years of writing and mentoring other writers, one of the biggest challenges I’ve seen over and over again is a formidable challenge, but one that we can resolve. It is fear and doubt that we deserve a good outcome to what we’re seeking. As the old saying goes, “I wish I had a nickel for every time someone has said to me that they don’t deserve this or that they’re seeking.” The truth is we deserve our portion and only God knows exactly what that is. That’s not in dispute. But if we apply His principles to what we are doing, we should then expect the best. After all, He assigned, He determined the portions, and we’re assured there is more than enough. So if we do our part, we can rest in knowing He will do His.

3. Sometimes we get mired down because we overwhelm ourselves in the enormity of a project or a dream or something we’re attempting. A tip is to breakdown the whole into bite-sized bits. What I mean is, set interim goals and markers to measure your progress. Way too often we don’t celebrate the successful completion of the parts. Rather than an enormous mountain, think of your journey on this endeavor as steps. Celebrate the steps. Before you know it, you’ll be encouraged by the climb and move up!

Let’s take on these three as we start our new year.

It helps to remember, you are where you’re supposed to be, doing what you’re supposed to be doing–until you’re not. To be confident of your current position, see number 1 above. Ask and you shall receive (answers). Seek (truth) and you shall find (truth).

We have the master planner to guide us. If only we ask…

Blessings and may 2023 be a joyous year for all of you and yours!

Vicki Hinze

About Vicki Hinze

USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Author of 50+ books, short stories/novellas and hundreds of articles. Published in as many as 63 countries and recognized by Who's Who in the World as an author and an educator. Former featured Columnist for Social-IN Worldwide Network and Book Fun Magazine. Sponsor/Founder of ChristiansRead.com. Vicki's latest novels are: in the Philanthropists series: The Guardian. In the StormWatch series, Deep Freeze. FMI visit vickihinze.com.
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1 Response to Happy New Year by Vicki Hinze

  1. Jamie says:

    I completely agree with what you have written. I hope this post could reach more people as this was truly an interesting post.

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