WE’VE MADE IT… 2013 has come and gone. We’ve made it through all of the ups and the downs of the year, and even the CRAZY Holiday Season. Did you ever have your doubts that you wouldn’t make it??? I certainly did. Literally, I had my moments.
So here we are, even in this brisk beginning to 2014, full of hope for a great year ahead! This year, my New Year’s Resolution has been to just let go… (I’m sure you’re wondering what I mean by that statement.) You see, I have this problem with being somewhat of a control freak. :/ Seriously, I try to make things happen on my own far too much. I am a person that sees a problem, and I try to fix it. No matter what it is, I will go to the ends of the earth just to try to move mountains. I know… I know… I should know better… and I DO! Believe me, God has been getting me good over this for quite sometime now. I just read this following statement in my personal devotion the other day: “Don’t try to manufacture your own miracles. Don’t try to answer your own prayers. Don’t try to do God’s job for Him. Stay humble. Stay patient. Stay focused.” (Draw the Circle, Mark Batterson)
I’ve accepted the fact that I have issues, and I need to change my strategy a bit. The good news is… God is speaking, and I am listening, LOUD AND CLEAR! Already, I am seeing many mountains move. Are you taking control, or are you letting God take control? This is what I am asking myself over every situation at this point. It helps me relinquish control, and allow God to be sovereign over all.
With new direction, and a new found hope, I press into 2014. I am certain that this year will be different. My prayer is that it will be for you as well. Remember to stay focused. Don’t give up. We fight a tough fight but, all for a good purpose.
Through every high and every low God is faithful, and He is sure to bring things to completion! That being said, let me testify! My new CD, “Love Is Alive” drops this February! I hope you’re ready for it! You can pre-order your copy today at http://www.jasonbare.com/merch. I’m so excited to share this work with you all! This has been in process now for a little over a year but, the project is in it’s final stages, and we are prepping for a strong release! I pray it finds a place in your world, and that you would share it with others around you.
Here’s to a blessed and AMAZING 2014!