Going Higher

With the New Year approaching, many of us are starting to reevaluate where things are in life. What could 2012 hold for us? For some, this next year will be about staying in some of the same ruts, repeating some of the same mistakes, and reliving some of the same regrets. This is nothing new for some, since this is how the last several years have been going. They’ve been going around and around the same mountain, making little progress in their Christian walk or anywhere else. Discouraging thought, isn’t it? But it doesn’t have to stay that way! God didn’t send his own Son to the cross for you and me so that we would wander in the desert for the rest of our lives. Yes, the intent was our salvation, but also for us to be able to accomplish the plans God has for our lives, too. But I find that it’s very difficult to accomplish anything while things are going badly all the time and the focus stays on me and my mistakes.

But today could be the start of a new season. This could be a great time for you to spend some quality time with God, allowing him to show you possible adjustments and changes that could allow 2012 to be your best year ever. It’s ok to take our questions into that time with him: Is it time to fast and pray? Should I expect some new directions or opportunities in the next season? Have I been off-track in some areas? These questions don’t make God nervous! He’s our loving, Heavenly Father, and he desires for us as his children to walk in his best plans. It’s not selfish or immature to ask God about these things. So often God wants something good to happen in our lives even more than we do, but we must do it His way. Ready for some positive change?

When we were at Mount Sinai, the Lord our God said to us, You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and move on.
- Deuteronomy 1:6-7