16 Jan Psst…The secret before you
It is the way of man to look for those easy steps, a ready made checklist to have a successful year.
I have read on many platforms the ‘what’ and ‘how’ to achieve so much in the new year. I do not in any way condemn these approaches, I know for sure that these advices, strategies are good and certainly make a difference than doing nothing and just going with the flow.
However, more important is the absolute need for you to know what direction or path you are taking this year. Like you know and must have heard, a plan, a vision is crucial to the steps you will take to get to that destination. In our previous post, we shared on our outlook for 2019 and how to own it, this week we shall look into that One step that guarantees a positive outlook, better habits and a truly outstanding year.
Just before you dive head long into the yearly routine of resolutions, planning, goal setting and all, kindly give me a few minutes to share a proven path.
Psalms 91:1 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Through the ages it remains God’s desire for man to experience all round prosperity and true fulfilment.
God’s prosperity involves shalom. That is peace. It is a state where nothing is missing and nothing is broken; everything is complete. Whatever area you touch, God wants you to be fine and complete.
Whenever you hear the word prosperity, the mind thinks of money because that is what we think prosperity is. But prosperity is more than having money. “I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.” If your marriage is good, you are prospering in that area of life. If you experience peace in your life, that is prosperity. So you see, it is possible to have money and not prosper in another area. Thus it is not enough to prosper in just one area of your life. God wants you to prosper in every way possible.
Desirable as this is, the truth is we all do not get to enjoy all round prosperity. This can be attributed to many factors, however, desire if backed up with a firm decision that culminates in the right actions will produce the desired results.
- The Secret Place of the Most High is a place of power. Power in this sense connotes divine backing and ability to achieve.
- A place where vision is birthed.
- A place of instruction.
- A place of direction.
- A place of assurance and peace.
- A place of rest.
- A dwelling place. Rest assured that if and when you need a safe haven in the year ahead He will welcome you.
For you to succeed in 2019 and be able to sustain it you certainly need the right Ally;
He can be more than a Savour, He can be a Shepherd who takes care of all His sheep making sure that no harm comes to them and that no weapon formed against you will prosper.
He can be your Strength and Deliverer, you might be in a situation right now, where you want to give up, because the emotional or physical pain is too much. Verse 11 says, “He will give His angels charge over you.” Also Verse 13 says, “You will be able to tread upon the lion and the cobra, you will trample the great lion and the serpent.” It could be trouble in your marriage, with your children, aging parents, or finances; no matter what it is, if you are abiding, the Psalmist says, you will find refuge under His wings.
2019 is pregnant with so much, it holds so many promises, many prophecies have gone forth concerning the year ahead. The only way to key into all the goodness that lies ahead, to make a good success of the year and prosper is to first resolve to meet with the Most High in HIS SECRET PLACE.
Success is hard work are you ready to pay the price? Don’t be tempted to join the rat race just yet, pause and consider The Better Way.
Have a flourishing year