1 John 3:20
God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.
The New Year has come and many people look forward to its meaning of a new beginning.The New Year has come and many people look forward to its meaning of a new beginning.A new year for new goals and a clean slate.Every year when the New Year rolls around I am excited to see what it has in store for me butwith that excitement comes doubt. Sometimes I doubt and fear. What if this year will be a trying year? What if this year success becomes failure?
Doubt. It is something we all have in our lives, some more than others. It’s a battle we all fightsome time or another. Doubt can be viewed as a generational curse to many. Doubt has beenprevalent since the biblical times. Almost every story in the Bible revolves around the humanspecies having doubt that God was real, and fear that they would never be relieved from theircurrent situation. Doubt has the ability to ruin one’s self-worth and prevent an individual fromachieving their true self-worth.
It is something we tend to allow into our lives whether we realize it or not. It really is presentalmost every day. We doubt if we will be able to pick up the kids on time, will we be able to makea deadline, will we have a successful crop, will we be able to provide for our family, will theweather permit for our activities. All these things and more cloud over our days.Doubt is a serious and inevitable thing. But if we chose to become a slave to it, we will neverprogress to be the person God has set out for us to be. When doubt clouds over our minds weare literally in a battle. A battle to choose to overcome or to surrender to despair. The choice isours. In a positive light, if we overcome our doubts we essentially turn the doubt to faith. Havingfaith helps us overcome mountains while having doubt helps build them.
God is ultimately the onewho is in control so why waste time worrying and doubting? Matthew 6 says, “Who of you canadd a single hour to his or her life by worrying?” It won’t get you anywhere.This year I challenge you to try to rule doubt out of your life and don’t let it steal your joy. God gave us life to enjoy and we should not allow something to take that away. God has a planfor us. Some years will be more challenging than others, but it’s those challenges that help usbecome the person we were meant to be. So with 2018 in full swing, embrace the good, the bad and the ugly.
Make the best out of every situation and trust that God will take care of the rest.I pray all farmers have a bountiful crop, all the ranchers have a healthy herd, all the childrenhave a great time participating in agricultural, and everyone else succeeds in their daily lives. Doubt will kill us if it’s allowed to. It will tear us away from the things we were meant to do.Don’t be afraid. Love others and don’t doubt they will hurt you because they will, but love anyways.Don’t be afraid to go for that dream job you’ve always wanted, and don’t be afraid to takethat leap of faith. Faith comes from God and He will never fail you or forsake you. Don’t be afraid.Thank you to everyone who has believed in me and supported me in my adventure in the AgMag. Without you this magazine would not be possible.
I hope to bring a bigger and better Ag Mag to you in the years to come! May God bless you always.