We can all confess 2020 has been quite the year. I pray each of you have learned more about yourself and more importantly, more about who God is to you in your darkest hour. I also pray He will continue to lead, guide, direct and comfort you in the days to come. Here’s some very simple, heartfelt advice.
When God nudges you to do something that may sound impossible, don’t allow your mind time to question or sabotage your decisions.
Follow His lead immediately.
Don’t look around at the storm; your glaringly evident circumstances; your current state of stability and security; or especially your past failures.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus.
Pay attention to His subtle tactics of making you uncomfortable in certain areas. Ask Him, not your friends or even loved ones, what He is trying to show you. Also ask Him for confirmation and follow the peace only He can provide. In certain times we want to follow our heart, but our heart can be fickle and deceive us.
Seek only Him.
There is no greater joy or peace once you’ve taken that first step. There is no greater honor in knowing how this change will allow you to bless so many others.
Ask Him where He wants you to sow.
This humbling step of obedience, although frightening in the moment, will ultimately lead to a greater dependency on Him.
He will increase.
Assuring with each victory, always give Him all the glory and honor. This pleases His Father’s heart beyond measure and there are no limits to what He will do on your behalf.
Be careful to glorify Him.
In the middle of a global pandemic, this has been my 2020. My two friends and I fasted, made lists, and prayed in December 2019 for specific things to happen in 2020. God was and continues to be exceedingly faithful to us.
Faithful God. He holds our lives secure.
I sincerely believe, without a shadow of doubt, it was only the beginning and 2021 will be even greater.
In the storm, He is our true north. And we are stronger through and after the storm.
Here’s to forgetting the past, embracing new beginnings and journeys. Happy New Year blessings to all!