2019; It is a new year!

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By Izunwa Manuela

It is great humility and awe at the mercies of God that I welcome you to the brand new year called 2019! This year is going to be very different from those passed because of the promises it holds. It will be the year of dominance and greatness. 2019 will place demands on you to stretch yourself till you reach full potentials. It sounds exciting...and it will be! But it may not be easy.

Let me tell you what happened to me a few hours ago. I had to fight! Hmmm... I'm sure you would say it is too early to fight. I would agree, depending on the situation. So, I promised myself that I was not going to miss any opportunity to serve and shine, however, I must confess that for a moment I had an anxiety attack. I was coming down the stairs and I had a brief recollection of my aspirations and resolutions and I was scared! Suddenly I found myself looking for something to hold, I was swooning into a mental abyss of gloom. It was a brief lapse into discouragement, disillusionment, and feelings of inadequacy. Questions of my ability and productivity queried my capacity! Would I be able to make it? Can I do better than I did last year? Do I really have what it takes? I got angry! I had to silence the chatterbox! “Shut up!” I told my mind. “Quiet!!” I told that voice. “Silence!!!” I screamed at hell! I will make it! I will be great! I will serve my generation! I will help all those God brings my way! I will make Jesus proud! Sincerely, I had to start this year with red eyes! I’m glad I did.

This brief story is just to pre-warn you that there will be internal and external battles. There will be obstacles and oppositions. There will be fallings and failings. For some, your battles may not begin so soon. I mean, this is Day1 of 2019, who gives in or gives up in the first twelve hours of the year? Most people stay on track for a week, a month, or even a quarter. But one day the battle of dissuasion will reach your doorstep. I pray you to give it the fight of your life! If you do, you WILL win. If you can rise above them, you be all you were made to be! If you refuse to back down, you will end 2019 as a conqueror!

So, remember. 2019 is for greatness. Get up! Step up! Level up!

Happy New Year!

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