2020 – The Year of Reflective Possibility!

Possibilities - 2020 New Year Blog PostWhat’s possible for you in 2020?

This question requires some serious thought. You can’t answer it on a whim.

There are some things that seem impossible to accomplish. But because this new year (and new decade) has come in with great expectation, we will not focus on what seems impossible; instead, we will focus on what is possible according to God’s promises.

For me, 2020 is the year of reflective possibility! It’s not just the year of possibility . . . but reflective possibility!

What is reflective possibility? This is the term I use to further define the realm of possibility I want to pursue this year. Reflective possibility is actively and purposefully contemplating what could be done. . . or what could exist. . . for 2020. 

Grab a cup of hot coffee or your favorite herbal tea.

Sit in the most comfortable chair you can find.

And think. Better yet, imagine.

What is possible in 2020?

And what if it happens just as God promised it would?

What would you see? What would you taste? How would you feel?

How would it change your life for the better? What would you have then that you don’t have now? How would the reality of this possibility glorify God?

Reflective Possibility.

As the new year arrives in full swing and with all that you’ve just imagined as great possibilities, here are some things you must consider:

1. Possibility is connected to purpose. What’s possible is contingent upon God’s plan for your life. This plan for your life was created long before you were born (Eph, 1:11-12; 2:10). Read God’s Word daily and watch His plan and purpose for you unfold (Psalm 1). Not only will you discover what it is, but the possibilities that lie within His plan for you begin to blossom like a beautiful spring flower. It cannot be rushed. As the psalmist reminds us, it’s daily.

2. Possibility is the result of prayer. Prayer is communication with God. We speak to God, and God speaks to us. It’s two-fold. In prayer, God gives us direction and guidance that may not be found explicitly in His Word. He gives us the fine details . . . the how to, if you will, of the possibility. There we learn how to carry out His will in the realm of His plan for us (Luke 6:12-13).

3. Possibility is revealed in priorities. Once we are in firm agreement with what is possible, we must establish conducive priorities. To say that it is possible to write a book and never spend any time writing is a misalignment of priorities. To say that it is possible to save 10% of your income this year and never cut spending is a misjudgment of priorities. Picture a triangle. At the top of the triangle is a peak. The peak is the possibility that God has given you. Everything within the triangle must be associated with and prioritized according to the peak possibility. This keeps us from taking on random assignments that add no value to what is possible in this new year . . . and new decade. Priorities are derived from purpose and are grounded in prayer (Mark 1:35-39).

4. Possibility is better in partnerships. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to share possibilities with others. It’s also wonderful to include them on the practical means of making the possibility a reality.  This is not feasible in all cases. Everyone will not be excited about your possibility, even if outwardly they appear to be. Use discernment in this area. Nevertheless, possibility is better when you have someone else to imagine with you . . . and to hold you accountable to fulfilling your purpose, being diligent in prayer, and adhering to right priorities. Accountability can have a negative connotation, but in the most positive sense, holding someone accountable is to help them to be successful at whatever they set out to do. Now who doesn’t need that? Peter did (Gal. 2:11-12).

5. Possibility is pursuant to perseverance.  We cannot give up! “According to U.S. News and World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February.” It’s a good thing we are not making a resolution, but we are moving forward according to firm possibility in Christ. Even with that, we may have some setbacks and staggering moments. But we must view those moments with an eternal perspective and keep it moving! Paul did (2 Cor. 4:8-12).

There is great possibility for you in 2020! Make this year exceptional. Don’t make resolutions that will wane within a month or two. On the converse, take hold of the possibilities that lie within the purpose for which you were created.

Live this year to the fullest and begin this new decade on the highest note available. I’m there with you!

“With God all things are possible” (Matt. 19:26).

“[And] nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37).

What’s your reflective possibility for 2020? Let’s talk. Leave me a comment! You would be helping me and others, too.

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “2020 – The Year of Reflective Possibility!

  1. Jeanne Meadows says:

    Reflection means listening to God’s voice. I have been listening more closely lately as my vision fades. I came across this poem I wrote years ago and hope that it may encourage someone. Are you listening?

    Are you listening?
    I’m asking are you really listening?

    Do you ever take the time
    To really pray
    And just say Hey
    God, I’m listening, I’m really listening?

    Do you hear him every day
    In the trees
    And rustling leaves?
    He is speaking, He’s really speaking

    Do you hear him now and then
    In the falling of the rain
    As it hits your windowpane
    Can you hear him, can you really hear him?

    Jesus said there will be those
    Upon deaf ears his voice will fall
    Have you heard the savior call?
    He is calling, He’s really calling

    Can you hear them long ago
    When the savior first came
    The angels proclaimed his name
    Emanuel is coming, he’s really coming!

    If you listen really hard
    You will hear the echo sound
    Of the nails that they pound
    He has saved us, He really saved us!

    So, I’m asking you today
    Have you heard his voice?
    And have you made the choice
    To listen, are you listening?
    By: Jeanne Meadows 12/05

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  2. Benita Jones says:

    This is a very timely article….while i can relate to them all however #2 & #4 seem to have stuck out more….prayer as i know is powerful…and communicating back to God is awesome. Its something about when God begins to speak in the still, quietness as we go about our day is even more awesome. God will even give directions and/or instructions and the answer pertaining to that very thing we have been in prayer about. It is so key to have our ears ready to hear what says the Lord…..#4…accountability is literally a must…it will allow us to in most instances to stay the course in that what we are suppose to do…Again with great discernment in who to share what with….i realize not everyone is able to handle that what God seeks to do in our lives. Although the vision was not given to them I still need someone who will hold me to that standard of what I have envisioned for myself and to ensure that I follow through and not agree with everything that I state but it is willing to give me what is the truth even if they feel I may get my feathers ruffled.

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    • Tabitha Person says:

      Good morning Benita! I am so glad the post was timely for you in this season of sorting. I agree that prayer is a non-negotiable and accountability is another must. I’ll be praying that God gives you complete clarity and godly accountability partners to strongly encourage you in pursuit of your God-ordained destiny.

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