As we embark, on a new year, there is much to consider. It’s a great time to reflect on where you are now and where you would like to go next. The potential is truly incredible. Now if we take it a little further, we recognize we are also crossing over into another decade of life. Let’s take a moment together and discuss more about the “The Invitation.”
As I consider the potential for the future it can be overwhelming and perhaps seem impossible. But the truth is that walking with God can lead to much unexpected places and some incredible times together. Faith will encourage you there is more than where you are and thrust you toward walking into your full potential in the Lord. You can recognize that there is more but it is not until you begin to step out into the unknown far-reaching places that you see with God on your side you can do these things.
I say this as I reflect on these past ten years. There is so much that has transpired including that God has lead my husband and I to launch out into the deep by beginning a ministry, “Resplendency,” and now we are believing for a building. We have prayed, trusted and stepped out. Feeling stretched so often is part of moving toward your full potential. It is amazing that you can feel the stretch coming and the pulls on each side and yet God keeps you. He gives you an ability to do more than what you feel capable of in the natural. This leads to further growth and maturity. When we want more, we have to be prepared for what will be required of us.
Where there is constant transition, there can be a sense of uncertainty. You see, once again this will include you taking a stance of trust in the Lord. This time of preparing for a New Year and new decade can seem overwhelming but at the same time enlightening. There can come this sense that I will be safe as long as I know God is holding my every moment and will calm every storm because He promises to always be with us as believers. Transition is an important part of each of our lives as we go through life.
We may say, we want change, but we truly won’t understand until we begin to walk in it. There are some things that come as an unwelcomed change and some as necessary. The key is to walk out every changing moment looking for God’s help, strength and guidance. Draw close to God throughout every moment of change over this new decade of life.
Where are you? Are you prepared for the New Year; another decade? Have you considered how far you have come, and where you see yourself going over these next ten years? It is good to set goals. It’s even better when you take everything to God in prayer. I encourage you take some time for reflection. Don’t be afraid of it and don’t allow yourself to become discouraged by it. Rather, allow yourself to be honest to where you are and where you would like to go. It is these moments of honest reflection that enables you to acknowledge what you need to do next.
Before the New Year, how about you write down your prayer requests. Write down your goals. Be honest before God and to yourself about what changes you know you have to make. Ask God’s guidance on how to walk in these things as you prepare for this New Year and decade. Remember, we are encouraged in James 4:2-3, “Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. 3 And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.” Be honest about your motives when praying. God is very aware of our hearts.
Let’s welcome this New Year together. Let’s embrace this new decade as an opportunity to come up higher in our faith, trust and potential. Let’s accept God’s invitation to believe Him for more and love Him with our whole hearts. Happy New Year everyone. I love hearing from you. Share some of your goals for these next ten years. What things have you had to face and seen God do miraculously on your behalf? Let’s be an encouragement together; share these blogs with others.
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