I have started seeing adverts of crossing over into 2018, you will recover all that you’ve lost in 2017, you will do well in 2018 and so many promising and motivating captions. The new year resolutions galore as I call it have started.
Instead of being emotional, learn to be realistic.
The fact is you plugged yourself into these captions in 2016 prior to 2017. Now if nothing changed because you decided not to take a step of faith to activate your goals, then I want to assure you that stop wasting your time as nothing will change in 2018. Face reality and start working on your goals. Your prayers will be a waste of time if you decide not to act on what you prayed about.
Don’t get it twisted as God is still in the miracle business but his plan for your life is not a one-day miracle but a journey. You don’t want to be in the bush like David to prepare your mind for the Goliath of your life. You don’t want to be in prison like Joseph but you want to be a Prime Minister not forgetting the lion’s den where Daniel exhibited an extreme level of faith. The most powerful weapon of any Christian is faith, however, it is the most undervalued principle by many Christians.
The reason is that the faith of many Christians is overshadowed by a miracle mindset.
That is for example if you are waiting to get the right resources or money to start that business, then I can boldly say you don’t have faith. A Christian without faith is as good as dead. Your faith is what pushes God to do his part of making your vision a success. How can you work with clay and not get your hands dirty? That is you have a role to play to make your destiny come to live.
David could have missed his Glory if he had decided to run away after meeting his Goliath which was an easy option. Every challenge in pursuit of your vision comes as a Goliath. However, no matter how giant your Goliath is, the only overcomer is that silent small voice of faith. Many of us when we meet the Goliath of our lives, we prefer someone to throw the stone to kill the Goliath on our behalf. Shifting responsibility and giving excuses have become the lifestyle of many Christians. Moreover, many Pastors are not helping as they only concentrate on preaching miracles neglecting the reality aspect of the Gospel.
The purpose of God for your life is not a straight path. It can be full of challenges. However, he is the one that speaks to the storm to calm it down, He is the I am that I am and the author and finisher of your faith. When he says YES, no one can say no. He is the destiny changer and the God that can turn situations around within the twinkle of an eye. All you have to do is to take a step of faith to activate your vision and have the passion to succeed in spite of all the challenges encountered and anticipated. This will trigger the promises of God over your life.
So have a mindset of taking bold steps in 2018. Stop being emotional and let the wishful thinking cease. Stop concentrating on this miracle centred and the fall of manna oriented life preached by some Pastors. For example, believe God for a miracle for your healing but when it comes to God’s plan for your life, it’s a journey that can be full of miracles and challenges. Stop concentrating on the challenges and start taking bold steps. The miracle is God will be with you like the way he was with Daniel, David, Esther, Joseph, Hannah etc. These men and women of God faced challenges. This is the reality that needs to be preached. However, God was with them.
Your prayer for 2018 should be, God gives me the faith to believe in my vision, the courage to act on it and the passion that drives success against all odds. I want to be a testimony that will encourage others to start acting in faith by the end of 2018.
So this is the time to reflect on 2017 and the start to work on your goals for 2018.
Remember it is good to pray but best to act on your prayer.
Your relentless effort will provoke God to show up in pursuit of your purpose and make it a tremendous success.
GOD BLESS THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS IN 2018.