As we enter in to 2012, we must leave what’s past behind us for we cannot change that which is already past. Instead, we must proceed to the future with Eternity in mind. You cannot assume that each day will last forever, since life is but a fleeting moment as I mentioned in my previous post. Walking with Eternity in mind means your present actions; your NOW actions, will affect your destiny in the future and the only way to determine where you want to be is to purpose to do the things that will get you to the place that God has destined you to go. Seek to change what needs to change NOW and start working on it now rather than later because the Goal in this life is to fulfill your life’s God-given Destiny. You are no accident, you were created with a purpose in this life. Eternity leaves a trail of Legacies and although we have our own personal heroes, eg. Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, Pope John Paul II, Mother Theresa etc etc, whomever they maybe, understand that their race has already ended and you can only focus on the most important one who is running which is YOU.
Philippians 3: 12-16
Pressing Toward the Goal
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. 16 Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule,[b] let us be of the same mind.
We are all running a race and some haven’t picked up speed yet because they are too busy looking at what is past, what has been left behind. Legacy makers expect you to take on the baton and complete the work they have already started. Finish the race!
I’m sure that many of us have “New Years Resolutions” and goals that they want to fulfill, however, let us not forget what is important and that is the continuous focus for self-improvement. I entitled this Post “Becoming Vessels of Honor” for a reason, and that is because we need to start thinking about why we are here on this Earth in the first place.
Do you have any idea what your purpose on Earth is at this moment? Have you asked God what your true destiny is at this time?
Sometimes we get so busy watching others running their own race that we haven’t realized that we ourselves have stopped running. We cannot afford to put down our batons.
This New Year of 2012, focus on becoming a Vessel of Honor. You must be asking me what do you mean by that?
God is the Potter, We are the Clay and He can Mold us to be what we are destined to be if we allow ourselves to be malleable enough to allow Him to form us into His Image and Likeness.
Seeks Gods Face on a Personal basis- Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33).
Worships Him in Spirit and in Truth – God inhabits in the Praises of His People (Psalms 22:3)
Reads the Word, Meditates on the Word and Learns to Live by the Word – this is a daily affair and an ongoing process to transform, renew, and be reborn into His likeness (Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18).
Is Moved by Gods Spirit and not the Flesh – Purpose holiness rather than Godlessness, it is an ongoing battle to subject ourselves to the obedience of Christ through the help of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21).
Learns to Love people as Christ did for us – the aim is to epitomize AGAPE (God is Love) in the Flesh since Love is the Greatest thing of all and this is what this Love-starved world needs to see (1 Corinthians 13:4; Galatians 5:22) .
Out of all goals that you have planned on your New Years Resolutions List, Purpose to Walk in the Spirit this Year of 2012. Make God YOUR priority this YEAR. God will move mountains when you are moved by His Spirit.
A Legacy Maker always has Eternity in Mind. A Legacy Maker is driven by Purpose, so ask yourself as you walk into this Year of Divine Government 2012 (since the number 12 means Government), Whose Kingdom are you going to follow this YEAR??? Are you going to re-prioritize your time to God this Year? Are you seriously planning to change your ways? The Things of this world cannot sustain you in the way that the Divine can, so ask yourself what do you want to Gain this year? In Christ, there is more to Gain spiritually, emotionally, physically as you draw closer to Him. The World offers temporary pleasures but cannot satisfy you with Inner Peace, Joy and Fulfillment that comes from the Divine Counselor, Our Prince of Peace, Mighty God, Jesus Christ.
God is the Potter and We are the clay. Purpose to allow God to mold you to be what you were destined to be, and that is to become Joint heirs with Christ, Sons of God. He is a God that is a King of Kings…so we must purpose Sonship, Kingship, and become Vessels of Honor, Glorifying the One in Us; the HOPE OF GLORY (Colossians 1:27).
Welcome yourself to the rest of your Life and become a Vessel of Honor walking with Eternity in Mind.
I pronounce a blessing to all who read this post. May Divine Peace, Prosperity, Love be with You This Year of 2012 and many years to Come. Amen.
Another Song to Bless you for entering the Year 2012 by Deitrick Haddon called You are my Strength. I Pray that you are blessed by this song.