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January 6, 2014

Jesse Wilkerson: A new day is dawning

A new outcome is on the horizon. The struggle is real for a lot of people. The pressure of life has presented tough challenges that make people want to quit. Some people lost their jobs last year. They lost love ones and some people even fell sick to terminal disease. Some people are fortunate their challenges have been isolated and easily contained. For others the sacrifices and or challenges are starting to show. The blows of life have lined up to take turns on your spirit, leaving you wondering, “What’s next?”

Yeah, it has been tough, but now is not the time to quit. Everything isn’t going to be easy in the new year and some struggles may continue, but you can make it. Who cares if things aren’t where you want them. That is a universal story. You still have breath in your lungs. Use what you have and begin to build a plan to get to where you want. Write out a plan: “In three months I am going to be here. In 6 months I am going to be here.” Establish a marker to evaluate your daily activity and plan to succeed.

I know some people will be critical of you. They will say things like, “Didn’t you do that before?” or “Your plan won’t work because of past issues.”

Kindly remind them they aren’t encouraging your future, but reminding you of their fears not yours. It isn’t a New Year’s resolution. It is a continuation of your future destiny. You are destined to succeed! You are destined to achieve. You have to work at it. You can’t give in to thoughts of “what if I fail.” Live on top of your situation. Don’t let the situation live on top of you. Take responsibility. Look for those who will help. Organize, strategize, and most importantly, pray. Give yourself the assurance that there is a bigger picture in life than the four corners of your world.

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