Isn't it funny how every January 1, we plan and set goals for the year ahead of us, when we have no idea what the year will hold? I've done it most of my life. The goals were always focused on weight loss, time management, food and exercise management, reading the bible in a year or writing another book. Have you noticed anything about these goals? Never once have I set a goal for letting God manage my year.
I mean, I've always prayed at the beginning of the year for God to make it a good year, and by the way, I do believe 2017 will be great, but, I've never said, "God, I place the whole year in your hands." Why have I never even thought about doing that? At times, I do like to control some things that go on in my life. I'm going to want this year to be different. So, I've decided not to determine for myself what my goals should be for 2017. I don't know what the year holds, but I know who holds the year. I'm going to place 2017 in God's hands and follow his lead.