Michel: Enter new year with clear vision, definite goal

Published 12:04 am Saturday, December 31, 2016

“Wait for the focus!”

I hear that phrase every single time one of my daughters asks me to take a picture.

I must admit, it’s a valid plea.  Because I rarely take the time to find my glasses to take pictures, I can’t tell the difference between a clear or blurry photograph on the screen.

I view life and the New Year, much more seriously.

It’s almost time to turn the calendar to 2017. The optimists among us view it as a huge gift, which will slowly reveal itself.

The pessimists are waiting for social, economic or personal disaster.

Some are just surprised that the world hasn’t already ended.

How do you view the New Year? Do you have a goal to focus on in 2017?

Restoration of a relationship? Starting or finishing a degree? Losing weight? Gaining financial freedom? Reading a book? Writing a book?

Completing repairs on your home or taking a trip?

What is it?

Let’s enter the new year with a clear vision and a definite goal. Develop a vibrant picture of what you would like to accomplish.

Write it down. Read it every morning. Take daily steps toward your dream until you experience its completion.

While I marvel at God’s faithfulness in the past, I know that it is just a taste of the good things that He has in store for all of us.

May 2017 be filled with His tender mercies, His richest blessings and an ever-increasing presence of His Holy Spirit.

Happy New Year!

Ronny Michel may be reached at rmichel@rtconline.com.