This year I didn't write as much as I would have liked to. I smoldered internally waiting for the right time to push. The ideas were prevalent, but the right words were not. I waited for that all emcompassing feeling to come, but it never did. So, I waited. Today, as I started to prepare dinner, I felt it!
Felt what you ask?
The urge to push.
While in church today, I heard a lot about the expectation of the coming year. If you are someone that attends church often, you know around this time of year we Christians began anticipating what God has to say about the coming year. Last year, around this time, God spoke to me personally about the year 2019.
He said, " Behold, for I am about to do something new. See I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland." Isaiah 43:19
All year, I held tight to those words: "I am doing a new thing."
When I felt like I wanted to give up, when I didn't feel like praying, when I didn't feel like being kind, when I didn't want to forgive and when I didn't want to listen to wise counsel, I remembered those words. Most importantly, I remembered the word "new."
This year, 2019, didn't fail to catapult "the new" internally and externally in my life. When I look back over the year, The New waves at me with anticipation saying, "Do you not see it?"
Now, at the closing of this year, I can respond with, "Yes. Yes, I can!"
If you know me personally, you can definitely agree with me that 2019 has brought some new challenges in my life. Sadly, most people see challenges as something negative. Since I was a teenager, I have always seen them as opportunities: opportunities to grow in stature and faith. Just like any process of growth, it takes time and dedication.
At any rate, this post is about next year. So, let's get to it! Don't worry, your timelines and emails will be flooded with prophecies and resolutions for the coming year and there's nothing wrong with that. On the other hand, I implore you to seek God for his words for YOU this year.
I am writing this today because this is the first time, in a long time, I have felt the urge to write a blog about what was in my heart. I couldn't do another thing today without getting this written down first. As I type, my hands are shaking, my core is quaking, and my heart is skipping several beats. I call this feeling my push. You know, the feeling and urge you get when you are in labor. My push in the natural is to write...to write until I'm empty. I knew what needed to be done. I needed to write what I was hearing...even if it was just for one person.
First, let me say, I agree with the year of 2020 being a year of perfect vision. I believe it and I receive it! What I am about to share is not for me alone. My responsibility is to write/push it into the universe, so here it is:
"This is the year of CLARITY. I have made all things new, and now it's time to reveal to you why you have faced what you have faced. I will reveal to you exactly why certain people had to be removed from your life. I will reveal to you why certian changes had to be made in your environment. I will reveal my plan to you with such clarity that there will be zero doubt that I am with you and for you. Don't be dismayed. Joy comes in the morning, and my daughter, the morning has come. A new day has begun. Stretch out your arms, and receive it!"
I don't know who you are, but if you are like me, this year has caused you to question a lot of things, things you have never questioned before. You see life in a way you have never seen it before and you are in a good spot. God will answer every "why" you uttered or thought this year (2019). God wants to make things crystal clear for us. He wants to banish all doubt.
He has finished the painting for this past season and is planning the reveal of His masterpiece. What was once a blurry mirage is being set in focus. He will make every crooked place straight. The question is: ARE YOU READY for CLARITY?