For Abraham in Genesis 15, he had followed God’s call to leave his country and clung onto God’s promise to make him into a great nation. Nevertheless in the interim, he had experienced separating with Lot (his nephew and hope for an heir), rescuing Lot from Sodom/Gomorrah and antagonizing the king of Sodom by refusing to accept any reward. In the midst of this, God comes again to reaffirm his promise. Although Abraham could not see how God could fulfil his great promise to multiply his offspring like the stars, he continued to believe in God’s promise. Even though his eyes and practical mind could not comprehend God’s way, he somehow trusted that God was greater than him and would somehow provide where he could not see a way. It’s this same kind of attitude we need in this coming year.
If we are going to fulfil the things that God laid on our heart to do in 2016, we must know that we will achieve these things because God is faithful. That’s not to throw away all of our personal responsibility, we still need to seek, plan and act, but ultimately, we press on because God is faith.
Whatever you want to achieve this coming year, problems are for certain. If your fulfil God’s plan for your life, the enemy will attack. Paul wrote in Philippians 3:13 – 15 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15Let us, therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude…”
Whatever comes your way in 2016, keep focus of those things God has called you to. Write them down and refer to them often.
Know where you’re going and press on.