Wednesday, January 4, 2017



By Pastor Yared Dondo

Sometimes we allow setbacks and mistakes of the past to enslave us, so that we do not fully enjoy the abundant life Jesus has given us. We let the devil use our unpleasant past to rob us of our blessed present and future. You don't have to live like that. As you begin the New Year 2017, Pastor Yared Dondo shared five practical steps to help you break free from your past and have a fresh start. Remember the acronym S.T.A.R.T.

S - Stop making excuses! You have to own up to your mistakes and failures. Stop blaming people or situations for your shortcomings. Take responsibility and repent. Proverbs 28:13

T - Take inventory of your life! You need to have a serious look at what is going on in your life. What do you have? What don't you have? Are you going through some pain? It could be for a reason. Galatians 3:4

A - Act in faith! Take a step. When you pray, expect God to answer. I mean, really EXPECT Him to do it! Acts 3:1 - 5

R - Refocus! Has your mind being putting the emphasis on the wrong things? It's time to focus your attention onto the right things. Focus on the Word of God. Don't just read or listen; meditate on the Word. It will renew your mind. Romans 12:2

T - Trust God! You can't succeed by working harder only; as you work, you need to trust God. Give Him the control, and follow His leading. And when things aren't as you desire, keep on trusting God, 'coz He is in control.

That's it. Now that you have this simple yet powerful formula, go ahead and make a fresh S.T.A.R.T of your life, and God will make something new in your life, just as He promised (Isaiah 43:18,19).

And, you are welcome to worship and fellowship with us at City Harvest Church (TAG) next Sunday, at 9 am if you happen to be somewhere in Dar or nearby. The Sanctuary is located at Bahari Beach area, near Feza Boys Secondary School.

God bless you. Happy New Year 2017!

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