Welcome to a new month, the beautiful month of July, the beginning of the 2nd half of the year!
This is the time for a Mid-Year review, all sorts of assessments going on to gauge your performance for the 1st half of the year. Some face this with much excitement and others with sadness.
Some wonder, with all the resolutions and plans I had at the beginning of 2016, big dreams and goals they still haven’t happened…
If you have received an A+, A, B+ or B…or even a C, kudos to you, you have done well and will only do better.
However if you have fallen below these grades and you’re in the D, E, F, G, H, I,….X, Y, Z class… Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world. You just need to get back on track.
So it is certainly necessary to go back to the drawing board, discover what led to this, figure out what you need to implement to ensure that the next 3/6 months count. You certainly don’t want to end the year on a Z note.
However, what I do no want you to do is to give up, to feel like a loser, or to beat yourself hard. You might beat yourself a little, but don’t stay at the beating point. Don’t begin to think all is lost and all is hope is gone.
So as we begin a new month and and the 2nd half of the year, I urge you to PRESS ON…(as in the writings of Apostle Paul- Phillipians 3:12-14 NLT).
12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
If you have any of the feelings listed below, be assured this is a time for you to re-assess and refire. Don’t count yourself out of the game. Just PRESS ON!
It is hard…Press On
The pressure is real…Press On
I have not overcome…Press On
It doesn’t seem to be working…Press On
I am tired…Press On
Financial Setback…Press On
This looks just like the past…Press on
Marital Issues…Press On
God are you here??? Press On
I’ve prayed and fasted…Press On
I feel like I’m going round in circles…Press On
This is in my family history…Press On
I have made many mistakes…Press On
Lost a loved one…Press On
Waiting on God for a child…Press on
Will I ever make it…Press On
Issues in school…Press On
My peers have gone far…Press On
I lost the promotion…Press On
All these years still no Job…Press On
My business, My business, My business…Press On
Parenting Challenges…Press On
The battle is Tough…Press On
NO MATTER WHAT IT IS #PressOn
Yes it can get really tough at times, Really Tough, but always be reminded of this word by our saviour Jesus Christ John 16:33 (NLT)–
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
And Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Remember you have your part to play!
Be Diligent in Being and Doing.
Stay disciplined and focused.
Put in the hard work required.
Keep your words right, let your joy be full. Praise your way through.
#PressOn…God is with you now and always!!!
Here is a word for anyone who might be going through any situation causing you to fall into depression. You have been pushing, but all the odds seem stacked against you and you are at the point of being suicidal.
I tell you, YOU WILL NOT DIE!!! You will not take your life, and your life will not be taken!!!
Regardless of what you are facing at this moment, know this; the devil is only a liar and deceiver.
God’s is with you and his light is shinning on you.
Rise from where you are and begin to walk towards where you want to be.
I assure you, God will be glorified in your life. Hang in there, wait on Him, Trust Him, Love Him and PRESS ON!