“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Many of us might have started this new year on a high, receiving instructions and prophecies from God to run with for the year. Well, it is important to know that just because you received a word of prophecy does not mean that it will happen automatically.  

Yes, God’s word indeed is ye and amen but you have a role to play. While you might be excited about all that God has laid in your heart to do this year, are you prepared to take action? 

It takes bravery and mental fortitude to obey God. Sometimes, God’s assignment may stretch you beyond your current capacities. Like Jeremiah, God might instruct you to proclaim His word to His people whereas you consider yourself a child (Jeremiah 1:4-8). 

Only a brave person can truly fulfil God’s plan for his life. You must step out of your comfort zone and dare to obey God! 

You must do this first by seeing yourself the way God sees you. In Jeremiah 1:7, God reprimanded Jeremiah. He said to him, “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak.”

God called Jeremiah a prophet but Jeremiah called himself a child! What an irony- that the One who made you tells you who you are but you choose to believe otherwise. If you will do what God has asked of you, you must see yourself and refer to yourself in the same manner that God sees you and calls you. 

Secondly, God wants us to envision the plans that He has for us. He wants us to stop thinking small! He told Abraham in Genesis 13:14-15, that as far as his eyes could see, God would give to him and his descendants as their possession. Can you see far? Is your vision small? 

You must learn to picture the things that God has said to you. Have a picture in your Spirit and meditate on it consciously. God wanted to plant a picture in Abraham’s Spirit and so he took him out in the night and told him to count the stars (Genesis 15:5). That was a picture of the number of descendants that He will give to him. You must envision what God has said.  

Finally, you must pray. Boldness is stirred up in the place of prayer. We see Jesus who was anxious about facing the cross but while He prayed, the angel of the Lord came and strengthened Him (Luke 22:43) and He came out boldly, ready to do God’s will. 

This is the year for you to fulfil those instructions from God. They are not there to just fill up your notes, you must put the word of God to work! 

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