Dear reader, follower and subscriber, I welcome you once again to Year 2020: our year of BREAKING FORTH INTO MORE BLESSEDNESS.
Permit me to say it’s Year Twenty Plenty simply because we’re going to experience a lot of abundance in every area of our lives this year.
Let me just quickly remind us of this: Today is the 15th day in the first month in the year 2020.
Just like that, we’re barely into the half of the first month of the year.
What does that means?
The much anticipated 2020 is going gradually, right?
Before, I do imagine why everyone has been clamoring about 2020 so much.But I got my answer later on.
It’s simply because it is the beginning of another decade. Well, to some the beginning of a new decade starts in 2021. Whether 2020 or 2021 is a new decade, the fact still remains that 2020 is the beginning of the twenty twenties.
And one can’t just start a new decade recklessly.
In fact, most countries, organizations and even individual person have been waiting for year 2020?
Let’s look at one of the visions of Nigeria for 2020 is 👇
By 2020 Nigeria will be one of the 20 largest economies in the world, able to consolidate its leadership role in Africa and establish itself as a significant player in the global economic and political arena.
Now, let’s come back to US
How far with our own visions for 2020?
Spiritually, Financially, Maritally, what visions do you have?
Let me quickly ask you these following questions?
Did you prepare at all for 2020?
Are you still planning to prepare for the year?
Have you started out well with your plans but seems things are getting somehow already?
Or do you have plans but feel like you should chill a little before you start to implement them?
Do you have plans and you feel like your plans are too outrageous?
First and foremost, let us know that God Himself has plans for us in this 2020?
Jeremiah 29:11 affirms that 👇
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (NIV)
So, if God has plans for us to prosper this year, there’s no excuse for us not to map out our own plans on how God’s plan for us will be achieved.
Do we get that?
Now, I’ll love to say that it’s not too late to have visions OR map out plans for 2020
If you’ve done that before, that’s fine.
But the question is, are you running with those visions?
If you’ve not, then get set to start tonight
What are the things you need to do as regards those VISIONS OF YOURS for year 2020?
Number one thing is to PRAYERFULLY WRITE DOWN THOSE VISION(S)
See what the Bible has to say about this 👇
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it – Habakkuk 2:2
What’s the essence of writing and writing?
Writing has a way of helping you have a check on yourself.
If you just keep those visions in your mind, something else will cloud them one day and you forgets about those visions.
That’s why you need to WRITE themGet a new jotter, a diary, highlighters or different colours of pen and WRITE your visions in a colourful way that you’ll always love to look at.
If drawing is better for you, then, draw your VISION BOARD – A board displaying images that represent one’s dreams and ambitions, used as a form of self-help.
Segment your life into areas you have visions for and prayerfully write what your visions for those areas are
For me, I came up with 7 segments and 6 strategies.
The sections are:
4) Family and Friends
Let’s quickly look at these 7 segments critically
What are your visions and goals for your spiritual life this year?
Do you have a time table to follow in finishing the Bible this year?
How many messages do you wish to listen to?
How many spiritual books do you want to read?
How many days do you want to fast?
How many souls do you want to win for Christ?
How many people do you want to inspire daily?
How many personal vigils do you wish to hold?
How many Bible verses do you want to memorize?
How many times do you want to have personal retreat?
How many people do you want to intercede for?
How many hours do you want to use for your quiet time daily?
And you have to be specific 😊
For instance, I wrote that I must have read 60 books by the end of 2020 and listen to at least one message per week 😊
How healthy do you want to be at the and of 2020?
How many minutes do you want to exercise daily?
How often do you want to take fruits?😊
How many hours sleep do you want to have daily?
What about a balanced diet roaster?
And lots more
As a student, what grade do you want to have at the end of the session?
How fast do you want your business to grow?
How many volunteering work do you wish to engage in?
How do you wish to make use of your Talents?
How do you wish to balance your work with other aspect?
4) Family and Friends:
How often do you want to check on your family and friends?
How often do you want to give gifts to people?
How do you intend to build your network this year?
How much do you want to have in your savings at the end of 2020?
Which investment plans are you planning to venture in?
Do you plan on having budgets per week?
Last year, on a platform that I am, a lecture was given as regards Financial preparation for the new year and different methods of saving and investment were outlined.
And I decided to start with Cowryrise.
Then, I signed up with Piggvest yesterday.
I downloaded the apps and played around them.*
Even though I’ve not saved any money yet, I have taken a step on what needed to be done.
I’ve got to be intentional about my finances this year, so you should.
How do you intend building your self confidence this year?
How many personal development books do you wish to read?
What and what do you wish to learn/acquire?
As for me, I want to learn French language. It’s one of my 2020 visions 😊
I want to learn knitting from my mum and sister 🤗
I want to learn how to drive 🥴
That’s just an example of what and how you can sectionalize your plans.
You can add, adjust, rearrange or subtract.
The main thing is that YOU NEED TO WRITE DOWN WHATEVER VISION YOU’RE AIMING AT.
Now, what strategies need to be put in place to achieve our GOALS/VISIONS/PLANS?
1) Pray: The first and most powerful weapon to successfully achieving our visions is through PRAYERS.
Pray for grace, strength, enablement, wisdom, etc to run with your vision.
Pray! Pray!! Pray!!!
2) Have accountability partner(s): You need to have people around you that will keep jeering you up on never to stop running with your visions.
Remember that 👇
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend – Proverbs 27:17 (KJV)
3) Have To Do List Everyday: Make everyday counts by having lists of what to do and achieve per day.
Though, there are times when impromptu things will come up that might disrupt your schedule in a day but nonetheless, strive to find ways to meet up.
4) Set reminders: Human beings can easily forgets things, you know?
Setting reminders of some specific things to do is one of the ways to keep reminding yourself of what needs to be.
5) Review your visions: Review your visions over and over again.
Check your vision boards. Make adjustments if need be.
6) Keep a record of your progress: Write in your diary daily. Keep a record of how slow or fast you’re moving with your visions.
Record your success, failures, achievements, progress, mistakes and failures.
I pray that for as many that have the vision to marry, gain admission, give birth, buy car, build house, make financial gain, build spiritual stamina, gain scholarships, travel abroad and lots more in 2020 get them accomplished in Jesus name.
Let’s make 2020 count together.