As you prepare to launch your flight into 2017 please take time to reflect on 2016.
There are 2 types of people in 2017. Those who will find every reason not to act on opportunities. Their excuses? _'It's raining today'_, _'I don't have the connections'_, _''I can't do it…'_ _'This situation is worse than other people's'_
And those, who regardless of the season, always see the bright side of things.Their mindset?
_I have not failed... I've only succeeded in proving that those ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work'_
I call them the Isaac's Generation.
Gen 26 gives a very interesting account of series of events that happened to Isaac.
The first part told us there was great famine in the land. Later in the story we were told Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. He became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. Oh wow! And there was famine still in the land? – Note the sequence: He acted first, then the LORD blessed him
Later in the chapter, _'He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him… So all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up, filling them with earth' - Ha-ha you see? That means the breakthrough of yesterday has led many to envy your progress…Some people would moan and blame others when negative things happen. That's the easy way out. It's a good reason to call a pity-party. But what would that achieve?
Instead of calling a pity-party, Isaac moved to another area…But those haters still came to discourage him. He didn't stop. – Kept moving and digging wells…until he dug the one, named it Rehoboth, because no one contended with him anymore. That's the power of persistence!
2017 promises to be a year filled with several opportunitiesdistributed across its 365 days, but not without oppositions. The momentum has to be great. Don't let the discouragers stop you. Do your SWOT analysis (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats).
Only the diligent will stand before Kings. Remember _whoever watches the wind will not plant, and whoever looks at the clouds will not reap_
You're blessed and highly favoured!
Ref: Gen 26, Prov. 22:29, Gal 6:9, James 1:12, Eccl. 11:6