What are you wanting to do different in 2013 that you didn’t maybe do in 2012 or even 2011? What habits will you need to quit or perhaps start to ensure you achieve your expectations? Are there people or relationships you will have to release in order to achieve what God has planned?
As I entered the year I was greeted with these questions and many others like most of us are each year. Its said, how you finish or end (ie. a job, a relationship, task, etc) will largely impact how you start or enter the next. As I reflect back on 2012, I’m thankful for the journey it was. I grew immensely in so many areas. My character was developed. My heart was softened. My vision sharpened. My purpose deepened. My love strengthen. Made new friends. I asked my best friend to marry me. And so much more..
Its already a week into 2013 and I’ve already experienced some great things. A verse that has resonated in my heart has been in Isaiah 54:2:
"Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes (AMP).."
I love how the Message version puts it.. “Think big!”
“Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big! Use plenty of rope, drive the tent pegs deep. You’re going to need lots of elbow room for your growing family. You’re going to take over whole nations; you’re going to resettle abandoned cities. Don’t be afraid—you’re not going to be embarrassed. Don’t hold back—you’re not going to come up short. You’ll forget all about the humiliations of your youth (2-5; MSG)..”
The word that catches me heart is “enlarge”.. As I meditated on this word, I sensed the Lord asking, “What’s holding you back? Are you ready to expand? Prepare yourself.”
I answered, “Yes Lord, I’m ready..”
I believe this year will bring such an expansion in my life in many areas. I’m preparing my heart and enlarging my expectation for what the Lord is doing and will do. I’m placing action to my faith, I’m strengthening my tent stakes. I’m thinking BIG! I’m clearing the way for the Lord to move freely.
I’m ready, Lord..
Enlarge my territory. My hunger. My desire. My passion. My fire. My family. My growth. My strength. My joy. My mission. My love. My influence. My life. My heart. My relationships. My prosperity. Every area of my life.
2013 will be the best yet..