Count your Blessings in 2013!

Today is the very last day of the year of our Lord 2013 and all I can say at the moment is;

When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

According to Timeless Truths this hymn was first released in 1897 by Johnson Oatman, Jr., if you ask me I’d say it is one of the greatest hymns of all times. Consider the fact that it’s a 100+ years old but its meaning remains as true as it was yesteryear.

Count your Blessings in 2013!For me the message is simple, be thankful for yesterday, today and the future. Let not your heart be troubled or entertain any fear no matter how the year has gone. If the year did not go exactly as planned you still need to thank God, if it was more than you expected, then you should do likewise.

A new year presents a new opportunity to keep trying, to press on, to set new goals, to reach for new heights. Personally, I am not about to relent or throw in the towel. No doubt I have had my fair share of disappointments, dashed hopes and expectations but you know as much as I do that trials and tough times only come to make us stronger. Last year, I wrote about my 4 Biggest Failures if I find time to write about it this year then I’d certainly have more failure stories to tell but certainly more successes as well simply because the more you try, the more you fail and succeed.

On the National level, I pray and believe in a new Nigeria. I would not stop there I’d take action to see that we make giant progress in 2014 – I have added my voice to Gen Voices and I urge you to do same.

On Goal setting, some people have said that setting goals for the new year is a complete waste of time. Well I beg to differ, call me o’skul if you like, I believe in setting goals for each year and also reviewing of long-term goals. Goal setting works for me because I put my heart to it and I believe it can work for you as well. Most importantly you must learn to put your trust in the Lord Jesus and surrender all to him – He’d surely take care of you in the new year.

On behalf of my family and the entire CFA team, I wish you and your loved ones a happy and prosperous 2014. May it be a year you would truly count your blessings and name them one by one irrespective of what happens.

God bless you!

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