January is an overly sensitive month for me – and for most people too. You find yourself in a new chapter of life and it can be exciting and scary at the same time. You look ahead into the next 12 months, read over your goals and plans for the year a billion times and then all kinds of emotions kick in. They kick in because for most of us, we had almost the same goals and plans for the last few years but they did not materialize so you’re wondering if this might be your year of breakthrough or come December 31, you’ll be staring at the same list of goals and plans.

For me, my January is a little more heavier – closing the year 2023, activating new initiatives, lots of business policies and processes to change or implement, renewing contracts, ending contracts, looking for new opportunities, trying to keep tabs on clients, staff, team members, family members, friends, everything and everyone. If you spend just 5 minutes in my head you will not survive. I’m serious about it so stay right outside of it 😂. Add on the raging INFLUENZA that caught me off guard for the last 2 weeks, these not so friendly snow storms here and there and Satan is also busy, kicking and throwing tantrums at us at every turn and corner. Whew! It’s one HECK of a January I have to say. I don’t drink caffeine and sometimes I’m surprised how I make it through long hours in the day. I guess that’s a special grace from God that I do not take for granted.

In the midst of all these thoughts and activities, I work on keeping my peace and staying calm and focused. Matter of fact, I have experienced what He calls, “I give my beloved sleep.” I sleep soundly at night in spite of all the frenetically busy schedules I live through in the day. Only God can do that. One scripture that keeps me sturdy is Isaiah 54:10 AMP;

““For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,
But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,
Nor will My covenant of peace be shaken,”
Says the Lord who has compassion on you.

However your year is starting off, hopefully not as heavy as mine, I pray the same for you that you’d be reminded daily of God’s covenant to keep you at peace and secure. Be blessed this week and I’ll share some life practices with you in the coming weeks that have helped me greatly. AMEN!


Lady Abena.