Proverbs 4:25 MSG
Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions.
Straight ahead. That's where we're all headed. 2019 is our year of harvest. But not just this year, as in it ends at December 31st. No. Not at all. It is the year that harvest begins. This is also the year of perspective. Where we shift from seeing in the physical to seeing in the spirit by faith.
It is indeed harvest time, but there is work that you have to do when you are reaping your harvest. There is separating of the wheat from the tare. There are distractions (tare) that will come to you. Several have shared with me how they are excited about this year, but it seems they've hit a place where everything that can is popping up. Or they have found themselves feeling extremely tired or abnormally distracted when working on projects and preparing for the promises of GOD.
I am here to tell you to keep your eyes straight ahead. Just because it is harvest time, doesn't mean this is going to be a cake walk. What this means is that you are going to see the things GOD has promised you unveiled. You just have to move your feet when GOD tells you to.
What, if I told you that I have $12,000 to give to you today. It's not a first come first serve, whoever can get here first gets it, kind of deal. It is a simple, I have $12,000 for you and you only. The only thing you have to do is get in your car (or however you are normally transported) and come to my office and pick it up. No strings attached. Would you sit at your home and be angry with me because I did not bring it to you at your home? Or would you get up, and by any means necessary get to my office?
Well, if that's a no-brainer, then why is it that you can't push past the obstacles that "appear" to be in your way? GOD has promised certain things to you in this year. So are you going to get them, or just be mad at GOD because they didn't show up to you on a silver platter?
Look straight ahead; not at what is directly in front of you; but past it; ahead of it, to the goal; the end all. The thing that is in front of you is a mirage. It is not real and it cannot hurt you. The fact that it is there does not constitute its validity. It was allowed to be there by GOD. But not to stop you. It was allowed there for HIS Glory. GOD knows what HE put on the inside of you. HE knows you're ready and HE's made a way for you, every step of the way.
So get focused. Write the vision down plainly (vision board, business plan, etc.). Read it. (Don't just read it like a google article, but declare it in faith.) Set dates and time lines. Have an accountability partner who will help hold you to your commitments. (Please be prayerful about who you are to choose. Everyone should not be privy to your dreams/visions/projects.)
You've got what it takes to be all GOD has called you to be. How do I know? Because HE called you to it. So in the moment HE called you a ________________ it was already done. For the word of GOD creates and it never fails.
Get focused, Push Hard (In my Marva Bradley voice) and reap your harvest!