Six days into this brand new year and God has already shown so much to me. I’ve only caught a glimpse of His plan for 2011 so far, but it has completely set me on fire. He has transformed my heart and my vision. It has intensified so deeply. I am more passionate about life and ministry than I ever have been before.
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I know a lot of us thought last year was a huge time of change and it was, but I feel like 2010 was a time for personal change and spiritual growth- preparation more of. And this year it’s going to be about using that and stepping out. Changing our comfortable ways and busting through the little Christian bubble that we all get so wrapped up in, whether you’d like to admit it or not- we are all found guilty of doing so. And we can no longer waste time being comfortable and in one place. God can’t use us if we are stagnate.
Be ready to go, but be prepared for nothing. Don’t get used to the sound of something you like or a certain idea. Just be ready.
He has shown me what we as His people need to be doing and focusing on during this time instead of what we are doing and have been doing. Which is, beating around the bush and waiting. But what exactly are we waiting for? What is it holding you back?
It’s time for a stand. The time for us to go out of our everyday ways and fulfill what has been called upon our lives has come. It is now that we are to be emptied. Emptied to be used. To radically change the world around us. Fully.
Our time is flying by. Our days are becoming shorter and shorter by the minute. And we have to make it a reality to ourselves that with every minute we loose, another soul is lost. Forgotten. Left for dead. And no matter how many times you’ve already heard that or how hard it may be for you to actually apply to yourself- no matter what you have to say for yourself. It doesn’t matter. The cold hard truth of His word is that we are held accountable for every single being in this world. And honestly, we should be. Because although we live a very short life, we are given more than enough time. Excuses are not acceptable. And I take full responsibility. Because in all the time we spend hanging out with our friends or all the hours we spend inside of the four walls of the church, we should be out investing into the lives of the people living in the dark. Not the people that are already aware of the life that is to come.
I believe that 2011 is going to be an awakening. A revival. Be ready for it. Do what the Lord is telling you to and hold nothing back. Pray for realization and a passionate heart. Pray that you will be motivated and have the courage to do His work. Pray that His vision for 2011 will become yours.