It’s a new year, with new possibilities, and new beginnings. This new year offers us the opportunity to hope that our lives will be more fruitful and blessed. Perhaps you are hoping to get a new job this year. Or, maybe you hope to have a baby. Whatever you hope for in this new year, my wish for you is that you align it with Christ’s Hope for your life.
What is God calling you to do? Have you sensed a pull in a certain direction? Maybe you are developing an interest in a certain ministry in your parish. Or, perhaps, you feel a tug toward getting that degree you’ve always wanted. What is holding you back from saying “yes” to God’s call?
We find our happiness in responding positively to God’s call. He knows us better than we know ourselves. He also knows what is best for us. Remember that we, as humans, can see only in a limited manner. God, on the other hand, can see all: past, present and future. Therefore, Christ’s Hope for each of us is perfect. Should we choose to follow Christ’s Will, it is there that we will find our happiness.
Cling to Christ’s Hope
So, what are you waiting for? Take that leap faith, clinging to Christ’s Hope, and find your happiness. It may take some work on your part, but then, isn’t it worth it, to be truly happy?
Since we each have the innate desire for eternal happiness, we must find it in Christ’s promises: “For God so loved the World that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life” (John 3:16). God is calling you today, to believe in His Son, to follow His Son, and to place your trust in Christ’s promises. Rely on Christ’s strength, not your own, and accept the grace of the Holy Spirit. If you will do that, you will receive Christ’s Hope, a hope for eternal happiness in the Kingdom of Heaven.
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