At this time of the year, many religious places of worship start fashioning out their themes for the new and coming year. You begin to hear phrases like this – “No Carry Over!” This is a familiar phrase with university students. Carry over means you failed a course in the previous semester and now you have to carry it over into another year. “No Carry Over”, used in the contest of approaching a new year then means ensuring that all troublesome issues, all scary events and all bad occurrences in your life this year, ought to be dealt with so that you do not have to carry any of them over. While I agree that that this concept is worth pursuing, what I find strange is how different people seek to pursue it, but that again is the topic of another day.
What I want to write about today is something I’m being inspired by God to do. It’s a tough exercise for me, and I’m tempted only to write this and never post it. In fact, I’m writing this on a notepad now. so if this gets to be made public, it’s because I was able to withstand the temptation not to just sit on it, and rationalize my way out of it.
I’m trying to do my books to close my finances for 2007, and I can see clearly that God has blessed me a great deal. Not only has he blessed me, he has also made me a source of blessing to a number of others, while some have also gotten to not like me so much this year as well. Guess the son of man is fulfilling his purpose – for the rise and fall of many. The only joy, is that there are more rises than falls, and the fact that I know that I’m on course, not as a mere individual, but as a sent man. In the course of this year, I have also been opportuned to loan people a lot of money, while I am not aware of the exact figure I am owed, I can at least account for N4.211 Million. Some of them were outrightly loaned, while one or so requested for me to buy something for them, collected it but have not paid. The interesting thing is that most of these people are not thinking that these should not be carried over into the next year 🙂
I am being led however to give back 50% of what they owe me back to them, and inform them all to ensure they split the balance 50% between the Little Saints Orphanage and the volounteer staff of Modupe Cole Home on my behalf before the end of January, 2008. For every month’s delay after January, your debt to both institutions increases by 2.5% every month, failure to comply leaves you in the hands of God, the father of the fatherless, and the husband of widows. All I require from you is a text message informing me that you have done this immediately you do it. This is my own little way of not carrying over any owed debts into the next year.
If I owe anybody any amount please alert me, so I can also pay before the end of this year, I also do not intend to carry over any debts. God has been good to me this year, and he promises great things for the year ahead. I believe you can say the same as well, if you really think about it. The only limitation to what can happen in your life next year, is you, you are the one empowered to set a limit on the possibilities in your life next year.
Happy New Year. Manifest!