New Year, New You!
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, ‘The just shall live by Faith’” (Romans 1:17)
In these new year days, perhaps you have a goal to break a bad habit, to lose some weight, or to pay off our credit cards, etc.…At first, you’re so excited and you go after it! But over time, you get lazy; you get complacent. Maybe you see a little improvement, but then you get comfortable right where you are. Where you are may not be a bad place, but you know it’s not where you’re supposed to be. You’re not stretching your faith. You’re not pursuing the excellence that God has placed in your hearts.
Maybe you’ve been coasting lately, thinking that perhaps you’ve reached your limits. You’re not stretching your faith. You aren’t believing for an increase. No, don’t stop halfway; go on up to the top of your mountain. Believe God for more.
Friend, people who see their dreams come to pass are people who have resolve, some backbone; people who refuse to settle for somewhere along the way. Abraham, one of the Old Testament heroes of faith, obeyed God and followed Him all the way to the Promised Land of abundance in Canaan. Abraham’s father, however. Stopped along the way and settle in Haran (Genesis 11:31), feeling it was good enough but missing out on God’s best.
Don’t fall into a complacency trap. It doesn’t take any more effort to stay filled with faith than it takes to develop a negative attitude. Dare to step out of your comfort zone today. God has so much more in store. Keep pursuing and keep believing.
January 7th, 2016