Thursday, February 20, 2014

Your Set Time for Progress and Advancement

“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great“ (Genesis 26:12-13).

As a child of God, you’ve been called to the upward and forward life. There are those who still say that life is full of ups and downs, but that’s not what the Word teaches. I’ve never known the down life; I’ve only journeyed in one direction, upward and forward only; and there’s no option to that. That’s the life to which you’ve been called; a life of progress and advancement. This month is your set time to move forward and make progress in life!

The Bible says Isaac waxed great, went forward, and grew until he became very great. In other words, he made progress and became successful in every area of his life. There was famine in the land of Gerar and Isaac’s friends and neighbours had journeyed away to Egypt where there was plenty of corn and wine. It made sense to go there since Egypt’s economy was the best in the world at the time. But as Isaac was about to head for Egypt, God spoke out of heaven instructing him to stay in Gerar, where there was famine, and sow in that same land.

Isaac obeyed, and his obedience paid off as he “got richer and richer by the day until he was very wealthy. He accumulated flocks and herds and many, many servants, so much so that the Philistines began to envy him (Genesis 26:13-14 MSG). In this month of Progress, learn to listen to the Spirit of God for direction. Wherever He tells you to go is where you should go, and whatever He tells you to do is what you should do. Isaac became very great because he followed God’s instructions. It didn’t matter that there was famine in the land, his results turned out differently.

The set time for your advancement is now. It doesn’t matter how things may look around you; if you would let the Holy Spirit guide you in the affairs of your life, like Isaac, you’ll wax great, move forward and grow until you become very great! This month, your life will be a story of unending progress. This is the plan of God concerning you in this season of favour. Expect to make progress. See yourself taking giant strides and accomplishing supernatural feats this month, because the set time for your progress is now. Hallelujah!

Source: Kelly Williams