Hello, dear friend! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are excitedly preparing for the New Year! As 2021 comes to a close this week, know that God is giving you a divine set up for 2022.
Take inventory of this year. Start from January 1, 2021, up until today. You have had joy, tears, prosperity, and poverty in areas. For most, it’s been quite a year – not only individually but for our families and our nation! We have all had to deal with some hard things. If you are ending this year discouraged and overwhelmed, please allow the Lord to minister to you and comfort you. Don’t allow your trauma to dictate the vision that God has for you in 2022. See with clear eyes!
Isaiah 42:9 says, “Behold, the former things have come to pass, now I declare new things before they spring forth. I proclaim them to you.” God has great things in store for you.
God has a vision for you in 2022. Take time to seek Him, and He will reveal it. Once He does, write the vision down and make it plain (Habakkuk 2). This way you will accomplish the vision God has for you.
Also, take time this week to ask the Lord, “What happened in 2021 that changed me, and what can I change in preparation for 2022? What are You preparing me for? How can I get myself ready for what’s coming? What is Your vision for me in 2022?” A wise person inquires of the Lord. He knows everything the enemy is plotting, and only He can prepare you for the road ahead.
Let me pray over you right now:
Lord, I thank you in the mighty name of Jesus, that You are speaking to my friend. They are opening up their heart to see things as You see them – not through the eyes of trauma or disappointment or poverty, but through the eyes of Your Spirit. Enlighten their hearts and open their spiritual eyes so that they might see You, Your glory, Your beauty, Your majesty and Your plan for them in 2022. Heal the wounds 2021 caused for them, and launch them into 2022 with a new vision, new goals, and a new position in You. Your Word is a lamp unto our feet, Father. Help my friend walk in step with You on the path that You have commissioned them to walk. Help them to walk in the footsteps of Jesus as they enter the new year. I give you all the glory because of Your Son Jesus Christ, who died on the cross, was buried, resurrected, and ascended so that we all may have the fullness of Christ in us and be seated with You in heavenly places. Let us live that out in 2022. In Jesus’ mighty name, amen.
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