What are you looking forward to in this new year? Is it the Queen’s platinum Jubilee on June 2nd? Or, perhaps the Winter Olympics in Beijing China beginning February 4th. Some of my colleagues in South America are looking forward to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, November 21st. Maybe you are looking forward to the announcement of who will be the new James Bond.
Perhaps you just want to see the end of the pandemic. Well, history says that is not going to happen. The virus has been released and has infected the world and now it is here to stay just as other viruses like the flu. Which kills tens of thousands of people every year. (Approximately 53 million systematic infections in 2018). Good news is eventually there will be a change in politics and mandates and new vaccines for which everyone will be thankful.
What things can we look forward to spiritually in 2022? After all, that is the realm where reality and truth reside. It is the kingdom or dominion of God. Here is what I see for you...
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will ... tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. John 16:13
Three things ahead for you in 2022, if you choose:
You will have more opportunities to exercise and grow your faith in God. The challenges that the new year will bring will give you the opportunity to put your faith in God into action. Exercising your muscles of faith will cause it to grow in strength and ability.
You will see victories as you use your weapons of worship in overcoming emotional and health challenges, as well as spiritual struggles. This year you know the dynamics of the pandemic that are at play and are equipped to deal with these and other challenges.
Your future will be different because things have shifted in the world. You will overcome, adapt, and seek God for new solutions in business and ministry. There is no ‘going back to the way things were.’ The ‘way things were’ are gone. This new year will reveal your new future. It is here to stay. God will show you the way into that new future.
God promises His presence will be with you in 2022. No matter what the new year brings He will be beside you and in you leading, guiding, and giving wisdom. I encourage you to stay close to Him and listen to the subtle nuances and nudges of His Spirit. Those spiritual impulses will keep you on the good path He has for you in 2022.
There is great potential ahead for you. The new year will give you opportunities to realize that potential. Don’t forget God has plans for you and a future which includes 2022. "I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good ... to give you a future and a hope." (Jer 29:11)
May your new year be filled with favor, miracles and blessings!