Have you ever met someone and your first impressions of them were less than favorable? It is quite possible that you just happen to catch that person on a bad day or in a bad circumstance. Or worst yet, you derive at a bad perception of a person without even meeting them, all based on the testimony of someone else. In our culture, we have to always be on guard, because we always have to make a good first impression.
So here we are, just a few days into this new year … what are your first impressions? Many were blessed to bring in this new year with a bang, living it up, and being on top. However, for some, this year has started off all wrong. Some of us have already dealt with difficulties, heartbreak and hard times in this new year. So let me encourage you. You shouldn’t judge this season in your life simply based on where you are right now.
Therefore, if He is all that, no wonder He spoke these words through the prophet … “From the very beginning (I AM, GOD IS) telling you what the ending will be, all along letting you in on what is going to happen, assuring you, ‘I’m in this for the long haul, I’ll do exactly what I set out to do’.” (Isaiah 46:10, The Message Bible)
Don’t trip out. No matter what you beginning looks like, God has not lost sight of your ending. Neither should you. Just because it seems like your losing now, it doesn’t mean you’ve lost. Whatever your first impressions are right now, rest in the fact that God’s got your back!
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