My friend Megan mentioned something a few days ago about the end of 2019, and the fact that there’s still TIME to accomplish things and complete some of the tasks that God has called us to.
She reminded us that 2019 still has a certain number of days left, and she brought encouragement to really end the decade well and ask God what else, if anything, He would have us take action in the remaining days leading up to 2020.
Her words resonated with me and I mulled over this most of the weekend.
In the middle of asking God what areas I needed to work on, what still needed to be finished before the new year, etc., He spoke to me very clearly out of one of my favorite verses, Numbers 23:19: “Am I a man that I would lie?”
“Ok God,” I thought. “You have my attention…I haven’t called You a liar, have I?”
Quick as lightning in my Spirit I heard His response: “No, but you stopped partnering with me on your Promise…just because the year is almost over doesn’t mean I have changed My mind”
Cue mic drop.
What has God said to you in the past that you may have “shelved?” Have you given up on the things that He has promised? Do you believe Him? Has your heart started to disengage because there is only a matter of weeks left of the year and you are still waiting on something He promised?
If He said THIS is the year, He will keep His promise. Psalms 12:6 (TPT) says: “For every word God speaks is sure and every promise pure. His truth is tested, found to be flawless, and ever faithful. It’s as pure as silver refined seven times in a crucible of clay.”
Let me ask you again – What has He said to you? His word surely does not return void (Isaiah 55:11).
Even with just a short amount of time left this year, God is still God and has not gone back on His word. Don’t give up now! If He said it, you will see it. You’re almost at the end, I encourage you to finish strong and full of HOPE!
“Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.” – Zechariah 9:12 (ESV)
~ Mandy Woodhouse