Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. –James 4:14
For all the things that you want and desire for 2017, you know that you are not yet where you want to be. But tomorrow is a start of another year already – 2018!
You are actually farther than where you were for the last years. If you are reading this today, force yourself to stop looking back in regrets and see how far you’ve come. There is so much to be grateful! See how far God has brought you.
Move forward! The fact is there are only fifty-two (52) weeks in 2018. Fifty-two weeks is not hard to imagine. It can pass by so easily. That is life. Life happens too fast sometimes that you only realized it is almost the year end already and you are yet to do meaningful things.
The Mist’s Manifesto
My life is a mist and I should not put it to waste.
2018 is my new beginning.
It will have a great start, praying the best is yet to come.
It will have a great ending.
I want to have a house.
I want to be rich.
I will be promoted.
I will have a car.
I want. I will.
All these (I will and I want) are for myself.
I sometimes think I am selfish but I want to be selfless.
This year I will make the fifty-two weeks matter.
I will think of others.
I want to make a dent of difference.
I will make a difference.
It will not be grand. But it will count.
Even just to have an impact, one life at a time.
I will make no excuses.
It will begin today.
It will begin this week.
It begins with an expectant heart that every help will be a pay it forward.
It will have an impact.
One Week At A Time
If you read the manifesto again, it suggests that we have to defocus ourselves to what we want to have and achieve. This year it would be nice to focus on looking at how we can make a difference to the world we live in.
We would love to see a new revolution that is mainly compelled by kindness and compassion.
There are a lot of studies* suggesting that the more you help, give or help others the happier you can be.
We hope that you are convinced. Let us take heart the mist’s manifesto and put actionable items to it. Let us stir the world with kindness and compassion!
Because we want your fifty-two weeks to matter, we made a calendar** for you that has actionable items. We put three items per month.
These are just suggestions and would be glad to know some other things that you will do. If you happen to do one of our suggestions, we would love to know about it:
- Go to our facebook page: OUR ALL FOR HIM. Let us know how you did it and what made you feel after doing it. Comment it on the appropriate month.
- If you did other than what we suggested, kindly comment it on the appropriate month so that others will be encouraged and will have an idea also.
What if we tell you that if you make this manifesto come to life, the impact of your actions may go beyond 2018. Yes, you read that right! Your fifty-two note-worthy actions are connected to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals***. At least three actions are suggested per goal.
You should be glad to know that twelve years from now, you have made a legacy for the next generation. You are one of those who made a difference.
I believe that us Christians and our church has a vital role in the achievement of the goals. While we boldly proclaim the Gospel, we have to intentionally demonstrate it as well. That through our demonstration of God’s love, people will come to know Christ. The ultimate right for people is to know that they can be reconciled to Christ and that this broken world is not their true home.
We are not the reconciler; Jesus is. However, we are His ambassadors, representing His kingdom and all that it entails to a broken world. –When Helping Hurts
Begin today! Let your 52 weeks in 2018 matter – to you, to others, and to the world!
WRITTEN BY: JUNVER ARCAYNA
**We are releasing Q1 of the calendar today in our page. We will announce the release of the calendar in our page. Please visit https://web.facebook.com/ourallforHim/