The Lord said to Abram:
Go out from your land,
and your father’s house
to the land that I will show you.
I will make you into a great nation,
I will bless you,
I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
I will curse those who treat you with contempt,
and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.
Genesis 12:1-3 (Emphasis mine)
The secret, for lack of a better word, for Abraham’s success, was moving from his will to God’s will. When the “you” comes after the “I” rather than before, we’ll guarantee our success.
If you and I want the new year to be a success, let’s:
- Drop our agenda…join His agenda
- Get off our path…get on His path
- Release our ambitions…embrace His ambitions
- Ignore my will…live His will