Go and get it back!

Too many of us have settled for what we have instead of what God has promised us. The seeds of discouragement and hopelessness through the many disappointments of this past year have clouded our hearts and minds. Many of us have given up on expecting more than what we already have from God.

If this describes you, here are a few simple things you can do this New Year to jump-start your faith again.

1. Remind yourself that God’s delay is not His denial. He has a set an appointed time for every promise that you believe Him for to be fulfilled. Notice I said believe Him for. All of God’s promises are yes and so be it. But the only way to receive them is to believe that His promises are yours, even though you can’t see them at this moment. Keep on believing and expecting, for the best is yet to come!

2. Guard your spirit from hopelessness and discouragement. As your born again spirit goes, so goes your destiny. God starts and finishes all of His works in your life inside your spirit. Unfortunately, most of us pay very little attention to what goes on in our spirit. Proverbs 4:23 says (I am paraphrasing), “if you don’t guard with all diligence what enters your spirit, it will hinder how much God is able to work His miracle power in your life.”

Jesus said the gates of hell will not prevail against you. God has your blessing in storage, waiting for you to receive it. God’s promise this New Year is, “You’re going to get it back!”

Allowing seeds of hopelessness and discouragement to enter your spirit-man (or spirit-woman) will weaken you and hinder what God wants to do in you. As your spirit goes, so goes your life. The enemy is always looking to sow fear, hopelessness and discouragement into your spirit. In this New Year, make it your priority to guard your spirit by being aware of what you and other people are sowing into it. Remember, as your spirit goes so goes your life.

3. Refuse to write off your losses. When David was watching his father’s sheep, a lion attacked the flock and carried off one of the lambs in his mouth. David went after the lion. He didn’t just say, “Oh well, that lion probably has torn the lamb to shreds. It’s too late,” (1 Samuel 17:35).

Yes, it’s Satan’s intention to steal, kill and destroy, but God held the lion’s mouth closed so David was able to kill the lion and rescue the lamb. Just because it’s out of your sight and in the lion’s mouth doesn’t mean it’s lost!

Jesus said the gates of hell will not prevail against you. God has your blessing in storage, waiting for you to receive it. God’s promise this New Year is, “You’re going to get it back!”

Some of you will get a job restored or a marriage renewed. Some will get a chance to go back to school. For others, your children will be set free from the enemy’s grip. Remember these two things as you start this New Year:

First, one chapter of your life doesn’t write your whole story. The best is still yet to come!

Second, THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE BAD NEWS IS WRONG!

Keep pursuing God’s promises for your life. You won’t be disappointed and you will recover all.

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Gaspar Anastasi

Gaspar Anastasi is apostle of Word of Life Ministries in Freeport, New York and Fort Myers, Florida. He and wife Michele established the Stop Hurting Start Healing program to help people overcome past hurts and trauma and go on to live whole, successful lives. They also air the weekly television show, "Breaking Free Living Well".

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