Everything that happened in our lives during the year 2013, good or bad, was our training for what God is going to do for us in 2014. Start living a life of expectancy and be ready to receive what He has for you. James 1:12 teaches us to consider it pure joy whenever we face trials of any kind as we will profit from our trials.
There maybe somethings that you’ve held on to for years and you’re filled with anxiety, doubt, pain, fear, regret. Even though you’re better off than you were the years before, you’re still not walking in your blessing, you’re missing your joy, because you’re being blinded by the past. You’re still holding on to past regrets, passed hurts, missed opportunities, etc-whatever it is, just get over it, let it go, you can have a new beginning. It is that simple when we allow God to intervene, and let His perfect will be done in our lives, rain or sunshine, we continuously walk in a life of expectancy, gratefulness and pure joy.
2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.