To you and yours I wish you a very Happy New Year.
I am in very deep thought as we start this new year. While I have made resolutions and promises to myself in the past with the passing and start of a new year in the past, this is the first time I feel like I am going into a year with high ambitions. I look at the clock on my computer and it is a new day, a new year, and a new start.
I have two, maybe three books I want to finish and publish this year. Two are in progress and the third is rattling around in my head saying, put me to paper already. There are technical books and a biography I have to finish. And my brain is full of fiction stories that for some reason I don’t think I am capable of writing.
I want to push even harder on Social Media. I have enough information to be dangerous to really break out in Social Media.
I want to publish stories and articles on various websites. I have some leads on these already. Most of my work will be on technical articles about Tech topics I know and love.
I plan to do a weekly podcast and I hope to work up to a video podcast which I think based on the amount of work it will take will have to be every other week. Though I would love to do it weekly. If I can work out the Interview format, then I may be able to do it more often using Google Hangouts to get content to my YouTube Channel.
And I am working on various tutorials (mostly WordPress right now since I am revamping my WordPress book) about technical topics from blogging, to WordPress to video editing.
And then I was reading an Upper Room devotional this morning and I realized, where is God in this plan? I was touched by the scripture that was in the devotional.
Ephesians 1:3-4 (NIV)
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
How can I accomplish any of this if God isn’t on board with it? How can I accomplish any of this if I am not thankful to God for all he has done for me and will do for me? I am so thankful God allowed me to wake up another day. He allows me to dream dreams. He has put me on the right path when I have veered so far away from it.
What are your goals for the new year? Did God make your goals or did he figure into your goals at all? As you can tell, I am guilty of not prayerfully considering my goals before I made them.
Lord, I thank you for another day. If my plans are not pleasing to you Lord, please steer me toward your plans and help me understand my plans may not be what is best for me. But your plans, Lord, are the best plans for me and my life. Allow me to be a blessing to others as I walk my daily journey.
Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)
22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.