Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013: What Are You Waiting For?

So here we are the first day of 2013 and many people are thinking about new years resolutions.  As you think about your wishes for this year we also need to ask ourselves are we really being proactive in our actions.  If these actions are about change what are we doing to make these changes in our lives?  Are we just hoping to get a better job or lose more weight this year or are we making plans to see these changes take place in our lives?

We all have big dreams for our lives but if we do not make strides towards these dreams we will not see them come to pass.

If healing is your dream this year God can heal you but He also will ask you to be a doer.  We see an example of this in John 5 as Jesus heals a man at the pool.  Jesus gives the man instructions:
"Then Jesus said to him, "Get up!  Pick up your mat and walk.  At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked." (John 5:8-9)

How long are we waiting for our miracle or our dream to happen without remembering we must have faith that our gracious Heavenly Father will provide for us.  We must have blind faith as this man learned and sometimes God will call us to walk before we are able to.  God loves His children who attempt to walk even though they can only manage to stumble.

So it is now 2013 and maybe some things did not work out in 2012 but that is okay.  What are you going to do this year to get closer to your dreams?  I have a friend who is way beyond being over qualified for her current job.  Her dream is to have her own business using the degree she has and she is in agony because she is not there.  She cannot imagine doing anything else because she knows it is a job God designed her for.  It is her plan A so to speak.  If you are doing anything but plan A what is holding you back?

We know God is our intelligent creator so are you trusting Him with your life to fulfill your plan A?  Also, what are you doing to get closer to living out your plan A?  Some times we have to take baby steps before we are living out our dream but we must be willing to keep moving our feet if we are trusting God with our lives.

"By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went forth to a place which he was destined to receive as an inheritance.  And he went, although he did not know or trouble his mind about where he was to go." (Hebrews 11:8)

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