2017 is here and we have written our goals.
It is important that we know the things that will make us successful in this year.
1) Accept Grace. You’ll be surprised but a lot of people will fail and give up this year not because their plans were not good or that God was not with them but because they failed to accept Grace.
What’s Grace? Gods hand above you waiting to pick you up when you fail.When we make mistakes, we beat ourselves down and remain there. That’s where the devil wants you. If he can keep you in self-pity, he’ll have succeeded in holding up what God wants to do for you.
When you fall, rise up, ask for forgiveness (if it means wailing, wail) and MOVE ON with God, but forgive yourself first. Most times it is not God that has not forgiven us, but we who have not forgiven ourselves. I remember praying about a certain thing, ‘Lord if I ever do this thing , I know you’ll forgive me but I don’t know if I’ll be able to forgive myself’.
Well ROM 8:33 says ‘Who will bring any charge against God’s elect (His chosen ones)? It is God who justifies us [declaring us blameless and putting us in a right relationship with Himself].
34 Who is the one who condemns us? Christ Jesus is the One who died [to pay our penalty], and more than that, who was raised [from the dead], and who is at the right hand of God interceding [with the Father] for us’.
‘Who is the one who condemns us?’, well this includes yourself. Let that person (you included) know that it is God who forgives and justifies us. And He has.
Accept Grace. In 2017, you’ll need it. When you fail, see Gods hand above you waiting to pick you up. Ask for forgiveness, but don’t remain there (in that situation, in that sin or in that mistake).
When you fall, GET UP. Don’t stay down. Ask for forgiveness, believe He has forgiven you, then MOVE ON with Him.
Pro 24: 16 “For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again”
The last state of a righteous man is a RISEN state. Don’t give up.
2) Hope against Hope: You’ll need faith to see you through this year. God is going to be speaking things into your life which you have never thought of for yourself or thought possible, and you’ll need faith to see it through.
Not just faith, but crazy faith.
See Abraham for example
Rom 4:18 “In hope against hope Abraham believed that he would become a father of many nations, as he had been promised [by God]: “So [numberless] shall your descendants be.”
19 Without becoming weak in faith he considered his own body, now as good as dead [for producing children] since he was about a hundred years old, and [he considered] the deadness of Sarah’s womb.
20 But he did not doubt or waver in unbelief concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and empowered by faith, giving glory to God,
21 BEING FULLY CONVINCED THAT GOD HAD THE POWER TO DO WHAT HE HAD PROMISED.”
Even when the circumstances don’t seen like it, hope against hope. Believe!
I hope to see your testimonies at the end of the year.
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See you tomorrow.