“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
I was broken-hearted and discouraged. I was confused and angry. I allowed myself to be beat up by life. I was paralyzed with fear. All the while, the people around me were still hurting. They were still looking for encouragement. The world got crazier and crazier. People started to doubt the things they had known in their hearts for years, even people that used to encourage me.
I had a moment of clarity and realized that while I was wrapped up in my issues, I had forgotten about God’s call on my life. I had stopped doing the work that I was called to do. Sure, I had perfectly good excuses for falling away. I was grieving. I was taking care of sick family members. I was too exhausted to think straight. My excuses didn’t change the fact that I was needed.
But that was last year and now this year I’m back. I have my armour on and I’m ready to fight. My strength has been renewed. I’m ready to continue on with the work God has called me to do. Are you ready to continue the work God has called you to do? If you have fallen away and you’ve made it into this new year, then it’s not too late for you either.
“You need to perservere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Hebrews 10:36 NIV