Many of us have goals, dreams, and things we want to change. Start beginning is the key, and seeing the process through. However, before starting anything, you must prepare your heart and mind.
Luke 14:28-29, paraphrasing it: We do not do anything without counting the cost, and people make fun of us because we could not finish what we started.
How do we prepare for something? We research, read information about it, ask questions, and hang around others who are successful in that area. As believers, we must put the super on the natural with the help of God and the Holy Spirit on the inside of us to complete the purpose and plans God has for us.
Philippians 1:6 Amplified Version says 6 I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].
We must trust God with our plans, or it will not succeed. God will direct our paths when we acknowledge Him in all our ways (Proverbs 3:5), no matter what obstacles come our way. Any wisdom we need, we can ask God, and He will give it to us (James 1:5)
Success does not come without challenges. Many of us have heard the saying, “Can you stand to be blessed?” Unfortunately, Matthew 5:11 says the blessing comes with persecution. Be prepared for people to judge you, envy you, distance themselves from you, or even betray you because of the anointing in your life. However, it is rewarding. Are you willing to pay the price to stay on top and stand out from the rest? Run the race looking to Jesus, the author, and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 11:1-2).
2021, The journey has begun!
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for the purpose, anointing, gifts, and talents you have given me. God, I trust you with my plans no matter what challenges come my way. I prepare myself for the blessings you already have stored for me. I repent for doing things on my own and failing. I trust you to complete the work inside me with the help of the Holy Spirit and obedience to your word. I know the plans you have for me. Plans to prosper, not harm, give me hope and a future (Jeremiah 29;11). I praise you for it now, in Jesus’ name! Amen.