“Forget what happened long ago! Don’t think about the past.”
“I am creating something new. There it is! Do you see it? I have put roads in deserts, streams in thirsty lands.” (Isaiah 43:18-19 CEV)
It’s a new beginning and a new season. I welcome you into this glorious season of great opportunities and blessing of the Lord. God has great plans in store for you and He is committed by the blood covenant of His Son to bring them to pass. Now, are you ready to receive and work out His plan for you?
You will need to make some changes in certain areas of your life in order to be a recipient of God’s blessing this year. Let me explain what I mean: whenever the season changes especially from winter to summer, I normally change my wardrobe getting out the winter wears and replacing them with summer clothing (although you have to do that with wisdom with the London weather!)
You need to take similar approach this year to experience the full blessing of this season. You need to get rid of the garments of failures, mistakes, and shame of the previous year (if any) and step out in faith to receive all that God has in store for you and put on the garments of success, blessing, joy, peace, and prosperity. Get this wound in your heart because you might forget if you put it in your head that the devil is not your match and you have nothing to worry about this year as far as the devil is concerned!
You are a full-fledged son purchased with the blood covenant of Christ and your victory is ascertained even before you step into any battle this year. I wish I could tell you that you won’t have any battle or challenge but that will be a lie; even Jesus told us that there will be challenges but to be of good cheer because He has overcome the world (John 16:33).
Now, that you understand that, the next thing you need to do is to completely forget the failures of the previous years. Let bygone be bygone and don’t be a slave to your past. As the Scripture above says, “don’t think about the past”, stop thinking about the past. It will only stop you from entering the future.
I hear a lot of people talk about why they can’t do what they dreamed of doing and they give many reasons why it can’t happen as a result of their past negative experiences. What they fail to understand is that even Jesus, our Lord had negative experiences––He was rejected by His own brothers and citizens––yet, He went on to fulfill His assignment and purpose.
I want you to rise up this year––come up higher––and dare to be different. We read about Jesus, how He influenced the world. Let your story also be told to the world of how your life is impacting the people around you.
Can you see what the Lord is doing? The Scripture above asks the question, “Do you see it?” The truth is that God is not just about to do anything for you this year! No! He’s already got everything pre-planned for you to enjoy but you must be able to see it. If you can see it, you can have it and make it happen. So stop making excuses for what went wrong last year and press in on God’s plan for you. He’s doing a new thing already! Engage the help of the Holy Spirit and see with the eye of your spirit.
As for anyone who will stay and focus on the Lord, supernatural doors of favour will open for great opportunities. If you believe it, you will manifest it. Receive it by faith and God will honour your faith to see to its manifestation. The best day of your life is ahead of you.Tags: Blessing, New Beginning, Plan, Purpose