Last week we managed to tackle three keys that can help you be able to possess God’s promises for all aspects of your life including purpose, family, business, relations, and more. And as promised, this week we continue with the second part of our article.
While the year is still new, we have a choice to begin it hopeful because of the power of God. No matter what happened the previous year, we can begin expecting something better. We can do that because we can choose to believe God, believe His promises and embark on actions that will see them manifest in our lives.
Let’s jump into the remaining three keys. If you haven’t yet, read the previous article here.
1. Remember that It’s Never Too Late
It will never be too late for us to achieve the promises of God for our lives, our families, our businesses, and life in general. Moses was called when he was about 80 years old. Abraham and Sarah got Isaac when they were past childbearing age. This tells you that nothing is impossible with God. He’s above time, years, and above all things. As you make up your mind to claim the promises of God for your life this year, remember that nothing you face can stand against God.
But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27, NKJV)
2. Refuse to be Intimidated by Obstacles
Remember the Red Sea that stood in front of the Israelites on their way out of slavery? What about the many powerful enemies they had to fight and the Jordan River they had to contend with?
Granted, you’ll come face to face with situations that will try to easily convince you that the Word of God is not true. There’s a lot to learn and apply from the Exodus story. It doesn’t matter how big the hindrances may seem – with God by your side, you can conquer them all.
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth (Psalms 97:5, NKJV)
3. Obey the Word of God
Having done that, you need to take action. What has God been telling you to do? What is God telling you to do now? But, don’t just hear, do the word. Listening to what God has to say is only a partial, you need to complete it by doing what he tells you do.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (James 1:22, NKJV)
Resolve in your heart to obey every word that God gives you. Naaman was told to go bathe in river Jordan but at first turned away in rage.
So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? How much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?
Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. (2 Kings 5:10-14, NKJV)
But thank God he went ahead and obeyed the word of God that came through the prophet Elisha, or he would have missed his miracle. Obeying God’s word will help us claim and manifest his promises for yet another wonderful season that is year 2020.
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