2013: Is This The Year?

This Is The Year

What kind of year is this going to be for you?

Just another typical year of exciting goals followed up with little or no action, abandoned in 30 days?

Another year of hardships beating the crap out of you and the people you love?

Another year of sobbing out your woes, tortured with the monotony of another year just like the last one, nothing better, but slightly worse, another depressing struggle to survive these hard times?


Is this the year you finally develop a backbone!

Haha, don’t get mad at me yet.

As the cliché goes, “You have to become sick and tired of being sick and tired!”

I can’t do this for you. There are many things I can do for people. But I cannot give you DESIRE.

You know the old saying, “You can lead a horse to the water, but you can’t make him drink.”

ACTION begins with unmitigated DESIRE.

Unmitigated means: not lessened, complete and utter.

I’m not talking about a casual, “Yeah, that kind of life would be nice.”

I mean, “You know what! I don’t have to live like this anymore, because God has promised me a better life! I definitely have what it takes to change my situation! Therefore, I absolutely refuse to live another day as a fraction of who I really am!”

Only when you want something so badly you absolutely refuse to live without it… only then, will you have it!

As long as you are “OK” with more of the same, that is exactly what you will get. As long as you keep giving yourself those same excuses for not rising, you will always stay where you are.

Is this the year when you SNAP on the inside?

Did you hear about King David from the Bible? (1 Samuel 30)

There was a time before he was a king of Israel, when he returned home with his troops… and found that everyone’s wives and children, and all of their possessions had been carried away by raiders.

Do you know how David handled the situation?

He fell on his face and cried until he couldn’t cry anymore. Then he basically said to God, “I’ve never wanted anything like I want this. If you promise to be with me, I am going to get our families (and our possessions) back!”

And God said to David, “Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!”

So, David tracked down the enemy and recovered everything, plus much more than that!

  1. To have this victory, David had to DESIRE IT so badly he refused to live without it. His tears were proof of that!
  2. Also, David had to get to the end of his tears… to a place of ACTING ON HIS DESIRE.

Is this the year?

Are you are at a place in your life when you have wept until you can’t weep anymore? Are you absolutely refusing to live without God’s promises for your life?

Is this the year you finally lose all of that weight you’ve been telling everyone you want to lose? Or are you just going to talk about it again, for another 12 months?

Is this the year when you actually create multiple streams of income for your family? Or are you just going to wish that someone will take pity on you?

Is this the year when you become the mother or father you always knew you could be, or the husband or wife you always knew you could be? Is this the year when you let the whole world know, “I am going after my dreams!”

This is that year…


I hope this message gives you an attitude for great victory and the greatest year of your life!

Dream Big,

Chuck Balsamo

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19 thoughts on “2013: Is This The Year?

    • Jan, thank you!!! Sharing is the greatest gift for a writer. I’m praying for your friends and family… that they will be significantly moved by my words!! Happy new year friend.

    • Christine, it’s so nice to meet you on twitter, now here on my blog. I’m very happy that something I wrote touched your life like it has. By the way, I checked out your photography site… and loved it! I’m praying for your success!! Happy New Year. (2 days)

  1. Yeah…I really need to reclaim my desire. I need to take more action and get the motivation (which seems to be a struggle for me…) I need to get off my butt and do something about it. That’s the hard part – starting off right, and then not giving in and letting things slide away again.

    • Hey Shelley! Happy New Year to you! You can do this!! Sounds like you are saying the right things to yourself… and the motivation is rising. I will cheer from the USA. Make this a great year. God is definitely with you. 🙂

  2. this is absolutely the year of stepping into His perfect will and receiving the BLESSINGS that come with serving and loving the most AWESOME Father!!! Nothing is impossible….here we go!