Monday, November 16, 2015
“As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in. Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day…” Joshua 14:11-12a
Yes, this year is coming quickly to a close. I mean, the time is just flying by! We have 45 days left in 2015, and this is a good time to stop for a moment and honestly evaluate where we are in our personal journeys of becoming the person who God has created us to be.
I’m sure that you can agree with me that this has been a year of great change. Some have moved away, while others have returned home. Many have started new relationships, while others have ended old ones. We have begun school and graduated with degrees. We have encountered great difficulties and great triumphs too. We have said “good bye” to loved ones, and welcomed new lives into the family. Governments have changed, and new laws have been passed. There have been celebrations, tears, hugs, blessings, opportunities, closed and opened doors, and more.
Today, I want to encourage you in your journey.
God’s plans for you are still great! They are plans to prosper you. They are plans to cause you to possess your inheritance in Him. Continue to press towards the goals that you have set… keep trusting in God, keep believing in His promises and, with your whole heart, run towards the prize so that you will finish well!
This is the year for you to be A.L.I.V.E.
- Be ACTIVELY ENGAGED in your process of change.
- Passionately LIVE THE LIFE that God has designed for you.
- Intentionally INVENT YOURSELF into the person who you were born to be.
- VIOLENTLY PURSUE the destiny that God has given to you.
- ENGAGE ALL OF YOU in your pursuit of God.
Just like Caleb, go after that which God says is yours! Allow Him to lead you in the path of Victory so that you can receive the promise and become more like Jesus in the process!
The process is difficult at times, but the energy and effort you put in is necessary to make lasting changes… those that will go beyond 2015.
My friend, this is your time to shine! This is your year to possess! This is your moment to re-commit to becoming all that you were born to be, to the glory of God!
Remember, tomorrow’s success is determined by the choices we make today.
Choose to be ALIVE. Choose to become. Choose to depend on the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. Choose to do what it takes to finish strong… and you will.