As 2012 arrives many of us are thinking about the New Year and all that it holds.  This will be a great year for the Body of Christ. I guess I should say, and even greater year than the past.  This year, the called out ones, are moving and operating with greater spiritual awareness.  There will be an increase in the God consciousness of those who will determine to live by faith and walk in obedience. The coming year will be prove to be limitless, but before we set off to great accomplishments some things must come to an end. That’s right; in order to move forward you must bring some things to an end…now.   So, as we celebrate the end of 2011 and look ahead to 2012, I encourage you to make the decision to end a few things in order to move towards greater success.

It is the will of God that we are available to him.  It is his will that we are willing to step into new territory and experience new things.  It is his will that we live passionate, extraordinary lives.  In order to do this we must align our words and our actions with his word.  God is calling you to do greater Kingdom work, but he wants you to let some things go in order to make room for him.  So, you might be asking, what do I need to bring to an end?

Here are three signs that tell you it is time to end things that may be keeping you from your greatness.

Sign 1: Overwhelmed.  If you have been overwhelmed, overworked, or stretched too thin, you need to execute an ending in order to move forward.  It is time to bring an end to overwhelm.  It is not God’s will that you live in a constant state of exhaustion.  Yes, you can muster up the strength to do a little more, but for 2012 decide to do what is best in terms of living the life God ordained for you. Ask yourself, what things can I stop?  What is the best use of my time, energy, resources?  I’ll give you a little insight here. This requires an examination of not only those things you consider “bad,” but also those that are noble in origin yet keep you from achieving God’s best because they divide your attention and your power.

Sign 2:  Complacency.   If you have been stuck in a rut for what seems like eternity; you probably need to execute an ending. Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is a time and a season for every purpose under the sun.  Ask yourself, what things am I doing even though the season changed?  Perhaps, you were reluctant to obligate your time because your children were young, or you needed to settle in to a new community, but now they are older and you have been there a year.  It’s time to get up and crash the complacency curse end, step beyond the habits that served you well in the past, but now only keep you stuck.  Determine today to get into action.

Sign 3:  Lack of Passion/Creativity.  If you have an idea, goal, or vision for your life but can’t seem to do much more than think about it, it’s time to end the creative drought and get in action. The question here is, “What things are stealing my mental energy and leaving no time/room for the inspiration of God?”  Determine today to bring an end to those things that an enemies to your prayer, meditation, and reflection time.  Pay closer attention to those things that inspire you and you will soon see your passion ignited.

Happy 2012!