Don’t allow people or circumstances to talk you out of the promise, purpose or prophecy of God. Be careful who you allow to persuade or dissuade you. Don’t just stand around listening to what people think or say. Go back to what God has said, what God has done. Go back to that moment, no matter how faint or how brief. (Rom.4:21)
Nothing is birthed and the flames of gifting fade away when we take our focus off “God said” and place it on our inner doubts and struggles. Those doubts are fed by the detractor and those he enlists. What God promises, He also performs. The “how” of it is not our concern. It is God’s and it is no problem (cf.Heb.11:3). Cf.”Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart (Ps.37:3-4).”
What of the New Year? — Paths & Old History
16-This is what God says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves…
18-“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history.
19-Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands. (Isa.43:16, 18-19, Msg)