As we start the New Year, it is important to take time to prepare for the days coming if you didn’t do that before 2021 closed. We must be careful to prepare ahead for the days to come. Let’s take time to stop, breathe deep, then take time to sit…not just sit but sit and do something as we sit
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,
By Collins Ambani.
Brethren, this is that time of the year wherein a lot of activities place a high demand on your time. It’s also a time a number of Ministers engage in retreats and prayers for the new year.
Whether you are going in for a personal retreat or you are staying home, it is advised you take out time to sit down.
What are you sitting for?
Sit down to review the year. Your programs, time usage, relationships, and directions where you expended resources. This also affords you the opportunity to determine what to stop, minimize, increase, or introduce.
Sit down to plan. Many young ministers do not have a problem with praying for hours but many have little value for planning. Prayers become mere physical and emotional exercises where they are not directed to push a plan. Plan your year!
Sit down to listen to the right instructions from tested instructors through audio/video material. Quality instructions are the building blocks of great ventures. They help generate quality ideas.
Sit down to read that necessary book and plan out your book reading schedule for next year.
Sit down to know who shouldn’t belong to your inner circle this year. There are people you must consciously offload if you must make progress. They are like Jonahs who will never allow a smooth journey with their presence.
Sit down to re-evaluate the impact of your presence in the organization, community, or city where you are. This helps you to re-strategize in your program focus as will be directed by The Holy Spirit.
Sit down to set goals and pursuits -get spiritual, financial, and numerical goals and pursuits in the coming year.
Sit down to know the mentors you need to actualize your set goals. This will also help you to stop running around every ‘anointed’ man of God for Impartation and ‘grace tapping’ The truth remains, you don’t need everyone. Find the ones you need.
Sit down to know what skills or training will enhance your assignment and pursue its acquisition.
Sit down to know what percentage of your income goes out to God, charity, parents, and prophets.
The only way to escape a life of mockery is to first sit down. Many are always too much in a hurry to pursue without considering sitting down first hence, the abundance of littleness and disappointments at the end.
If you can very well sit down, when you stand, people must notice your rising hallelujah!
Shalom!!! Blessed 2021