Strength In Effort
(1 Timothy 4:7) Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.  
What do you plan to invest 'of' yourself in this New Year? Don't  have a mindset of waiting to see what the year has in store for you. Decide to make some great things happen! Whatever you do, keep in mind that you will need the Holy Spirit to partner with you, or else your plans will have no power. If God should guide you to make some adjustments in your plans, do them so you won't hinder your progress. If it turns out that your plans don’t come to pass as fast as you intended - take off the limit of ‘this year' for your plans. God may decide to use an entire year or longer, or maybe just a few months to help you pull it all together. But you hang in there with Him, because in partnering with God you are being strengthened through your efforts. And that strength will come in handy for even greater acts of service the Lord will call upon you to do. The greatness within you must grow!