This is our fifth post in our series #Before2015. There are some things that you and I ought not take into the new year. There are some things that need to be shaken off before you and I enter a new season. If you are to better in the new year, you ought to adequately prepare for it. Today’s post will remind us a lesson that we often teach our children, yet have forgotten ourselves.
About a year ago my six year old sister said this to me, “You know what they say, if at first you don’t succeed, just try and try and try again.”
I can’t quite recall the circumstances that those words were said in, however they remain profound today. We have taught our kids what they teach us today, #ChildLikeFaith. However we do not always act the same way that we teach them to. This ought to change #Before2015. I am writing to you who has given up on that dream, on that vision, on that business, on that calling that God has given you. Just because doors have not opened, just because you have faced resistance does not mean you will not make it. Many give up and begin to think something is not meant for them because they have encountered resistance. They need only refer back to the bible.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.”
This is long after the Lord had granted them their promised land. There were not there yet, but the land was promised to Abraham. God being loyal to his word to the death was going to see this through, just as he is going to see your dream through! The Israelites were refused exit by Pharaoh multiple times at Moses’s request, but that did not mean that God had changed his plan for them. That did not mean that the promised land was no longer their. That dream God has instilled in you, no matter what comes against you, no matter what stands in your ways, no matter the size of multitude of your adversaries, God says you will make it, and he will personally see it through!!!
Moses did not stop approaching Pharaoh no matter how many times he was rejected. Do not stop chasing your dreams no matter how many times you fail, no matter the struggle!! Just try, try and try again. It is time to reach deep inside for that child like faith. It is time to win again! Be relentless! #Before2015.
Let’s do this together, write down some challenges that have stood or are standing in your way. I want you to do this prophetically, tear that list once you have written it. That’s what the Lord will do to your adversaries in this year. They will not stand. You will be victorious. In fact you are victorious.
Father we thank you for being relentless, for never giving up on each one of us. We thank you for your relentless love. May your grace continue to shepherd us, just as you are the good shepherd. We adore you. In this coming year, I will pursue my dreams like never before, I will not give up, for I know you are with me and you will always be. Thank you for that knowledge and the victory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.