THE COAST IS CLEAR
As we journey in the year, determine as an individual to make your life count. This is not about making resolutions you can’t keep: you probably made such resolves in previous years and could not keep any. Its about learning solely on God and letting him drive your life. The scripture says in Deut 31:8 “Deuteronomy 31:8 KJV
And the Lord , he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed”. In his infinite love, God is telling you that he will be there for you this year. What other assurance do you need? The creator of the universe says he will not abandon you, but will be by your side all the time. All he is asking you to do is to hold on to him by faith and allow him to take you through the path of success.
So the coast is clear for you to live a victorious and fruitful Christian life, and to succeed in your life’s endeavor this year. The coast is clear, you have nothing to worry about. God desires to be with you in all that you do. He wants to be there for you no matter the circumstance. Whether we are facing problems insurmountable, undertaking various tasks, meeting emergencies or taking advantage of opportunities that comes your way, God wants you to know that He is with you in all you do. So rest your soul in his presence. Forget your shortcomings and failures of the past and move ahead to a whole new experience with God.
Look inward. Take stock of your life. Look at your relationship with God and with others in previous years. Hold each areas of your life along side God’s standards and pray to grow in faithfulness and holiness. As you take time to look inward, you will be encouraged when you see the areas where you did well, and you will have great hope when you sense God’s help, encouragement and leading in overcoming those areas where you failed. Be honest with God and yourself and you will experience a great refreshing from Him, which will give you the enthusiasm you need to change.
Look upward. Since Jesus is the Author and Finisher of your faith, this means He is at work right now in your life. As long as you keep looking to Him, you will find the sufficient grace to move forward in all areas of your life. Stay focus on Jesus who is the author and finisher of your faith. He is there to see you through any circumstance you may encounter. As you focus on Jesus, you will encounter his presence, which will add another dimension to your faith. This will encourage you to boldly move forward.
As you hold on to his word you are assured of victory. Remember, God is your sufficiency and you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you daily.