This year be yourself…everyone else is taken. It is when you are content with who you are, how God made you and know it confidently, is when you will begin to trust the gift that He has placed in you and it is released unhindered. Do not be envious or jealous of another’s gifting and talent because it will only lead to competition and covetousness. This year is your year! This year is your year to know God so intimately that others will be envious of the knowledge He has revealed to you to freely give away. This year you will know God and grow strong and perform great exploits for the Almighty. He will manifest through you this year so tangibly that you will begin to think you are His favorite above all others….and you are, but do not lose sight of the purpose and mission He has favored you for this year.
But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:7-11 NKJV
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. Romans 12:6-10, 16 NKJV
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-7 NKJV
This year there will be, and it has already begun, a changing of the guard, says the Lord. I am removing those who have not yielded to My chastising and correction from the positions I have given them. It is Mine to give and Mine to take. I will begin to raise up the no names and unknowns, those who are of no reputation, to replace these positions and to display My reputation. Mantles will be transferred from one individual to another, and from one ministry to another, and from one nation to another. To those I will exalt in the sight of all men, hear the word of the Lord – In this time while you are little in your own sight, remember that it was I who exalted you into positions of authority, and I manifested My anointing upon you. It is My splendor which I will place upon you that will bring perfection and release you on the mission I will assign to you. Remember the assignment and do not stray from it. Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, says the Lord.
This year it is all hands on deck. We are all being called to active duty. No one will be allowed to go AWOL. There is no grace to be AWOL this year. Answer the call to duty when you receive it. Go check on your neighbor to see how they are doing. Visit your co-work in the hospital or in the jailhouse, but this year invest time in others. Step out in faith and God will manifest His power through you and demonstrate His mighty acts, miracles and wonders in the sight of those to whom He sends you to. Amen.
Receive this blessing:
Blessed are you by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth.
And blessed be God Most High,
who defeats your enemies for you.
The Lord bless you with His Shalom!