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Embracing Opportunity

Posted by Andrew VanderPloeg

So it’s the New Year and many of us are back at our desks refreshed and restored after downtime with family and friends. Undoubtedly, others of us had a busy or difficult holiday this year and you enter 2009 wondering what’s in store for the year to come. I for one would probably fall in the latter category.

But regardless of how we enter 2009, for those of us that are Christians, “we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

And so we take heart in the knowledge that there is a divine plan and order to our circumstances – easy or hard – and it’s simply our job to get on with the business of living for Christ.

On the basis of that confidence, I’m choosing to embrace 2009 as yet another year full of grace and opportunity to be sharpened and grow in my service of God. The side-effect of that attitude is the peace and strength that comes in seeing purpose in the coming year.

And as that pertains to this blog, this all translates into taking the things that I know now about the state of the world, marketing and technology and challenging myself, and those of you who follow along with Xpiritmental, to constantly define and act on knowing who we need to serve and how we need to serve them.

2009 could be a big year. Let’s do our part to make sure it lives up to its potential!