This year is going to be a year of great turn around, and for you to enjoy the good of the land, you have a key role to play. Though the victory had already be won but you must take quality decision if you want arrive at your promise land. Here are 20 keys to experience a great turnaround in 2020.
Put God First
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:3.
To put God first is to put Him in charge over everything. Before you embark on anything, you must make sure God has approved it.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13.
And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:2-3.
In year 2020, you must have a vision and you must have a goal, don’t just walk around like a sheep without a shepherd. Be serious with your life this year; don’t be careless and thoughtless about your life. Make up your mind to achieve something substantial and great this year.
It is not enough to just have a vision, you must write it down and do something each day that will bring you closer to achieving your goals and vision.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9.
If you must experience a great turnaround this year, you must be courageous. A land that is full with milk and honey are always occupied with giants, but if you are bold and courageous, those giants will be like grasshoppers in your eyes and you will take your possessions. The righteous is as bold as a lion.
Don’t Be Lazy
The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets. Proverbs 22:13.
There is a popular adage that says no food for a lazy man, and an idle man’s brain is the devil’s workshop. Don’t allow the devil to use you as his workshop. Make up your mind this year to work hard and don’t just work hard only, work smart with the fear of God. Play your part well and let God do His part by blessing your hustle. Be a diligent worker.
The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Practice a Lifestyle of Giving
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. Act 20:35.
If you want to command and unlock great doors to open this year, you must be a cheerful giver. This year you must be a dangerous and a generous giver. If you are the type that finds it hard to give especially towards the advancement of the kingdom of God, you had better have a change of mindset. Make up your mind this year and start practicing a lifestyle of giving. Your great turnaround this year is greatly attach to your giving. It could be material things, possession, time. Etc.
Be a Kingdom Addict
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. Matthew 11:12.
This year, you must be sold out to Christ. Be a kingdom addict. In fact this year, don’t live a normal life. Live a different life from your past and previous one. Be dedicated to the service of God.
Faith Living Lifestyle
But someone may say, “You [claim to] have faith and I have [good] works; show me your [alleged] faith without the works [if you can], and I will show you my faith by my works [that is, by what I do].” James 2:18.(AMP)
The just shall live by faith. Don’t do anything this year without applying a measure of faith. If you must experience a great turnaround this year, you must switch on your faith power button. The kind of victory you will command this year will be greatly determine by the regular and active use of your faith.
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. 2 Corinthians 8:21.
In all you do this year, be a person of integrity. Be honest to all things and be honest to yourself. This year, make up your mind to be sincere, faithful and straight forward in your action, there must not be any compromise.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Hosea 4:6.
This year, add to what you have already known, add to your virtue, add to your knowledge and add to your value. Some of your current knowledge might become obsolete in year 2020. So you must be ready to learn something new this year. Go for knowledge. Just learn something new that will add value to your life and to the world. Upgrade yourself and step up.
Discipline yourself first before you discipline someone else. Just because others are doing or because it is convenient doesn’t mean that you should engage yourself in it.
Don’t follow the multitude, don’t just follow the crowd, come out of them and be separated. You might look different from them, it might even looks foolish. Just be focused and be disciplined. Sooner or later you would be glad you paid the price.
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18.
Plan a Retreat
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13.
It is good to plan for a vacation but it’s better to plan for a personal retreat. No matter how how busy you will be this year, plan a retreat. It could be for days or weeks. Just make sure you plan a retreat, minimum of 3 times this year. Great men are made in the secret, champions are made in the secret place.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9.
Feed Your Spirit Man
Don’t let your spirit man suffer hunger this year. Let your spirit come alive by feeding it regularly with the word of God. if there is any area you want a major growth and great turnaround this year, let it be your spirit man. Let the word of God dwell richly in your life in order to command outstanding and supernatural results.
For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:89.
Invest in Yourself
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7.
Life on earth is about investments, it is only those who make deposits that can make withdrawals. You have a great future but you need to make a great investment into your destiny for that glorious future to emerge.
What are you willing to invest for your great future to come alive? See yourself as a star, and then you work towards it by investing in yourself.
Let your righteousness and moderation be known to all men. Whatever it may cost you, just make sure you live right, do what is right, stand for what is right, think right, see what is right and talk what is right? As a believer, there are some things you shouldn’t just do. In this world that we are in, is now hard this days to differentiate between the children of this world and the children of light. If you want to reign as a vessel unto honor and as children of light, you must live righteously. Something must distinguish from the multitude. Live right.
Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God [which He has laid] stands [sure and unshaken despite attacks], bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord stand apart from wickedness and withdraw from wrongdoing.” 2 Timothy 2:19.
Walk in Love
Love is perfect, love is kind, and love is great. God love the world so much that He gave His only Son. Don’t hate anybody, don’t wish anybody evil, and don’t think evil of anybody. This year make up your mind to walk in perfect love. Let love be your second name this year.
Beyond all these things put on and wrap yourselves in [unselfish] love, which is the perfect bond of unity [for everything is bound together in agreement when each one seeks the best for others]. Colossians 3:14.
Spend More Time in His Presence
There is no better place to be than being in the presence of God and there is no any safe place anywhere in the world except in the kingdom. In His presence, there is everything you are looking for. There is joy, hope, happiness, love, Glory, power, peace. Just make sure you spend more time in His presence this year in other to stay fresh and renewed. Abide in Him than ever before.
No matter how big a trailer maybe, it still needs someone to steer it to the right direction. There is no any vehicle that can automatically control itself, even there if there is any; it will still need someone to control it. A vehicle needs someone to drive and steer it rightly in order not to cause damages, an airplane needs a pilot to drive it. A sheep needs a sailor to drive it. How you use your tongue this year will determine how you will experience a great turn around. So I will advise you to stay away from foolish and idle talk. Any talk that is not productive should not come out from your mouth this year. Use your tongue to create the things you want to see this year. Remember this world was created by the power of a spoken word. Use that power in your tongue to create a meaningful life this year.
A research was carried out to search out some deep secret about some outstanding students in a university who came out as a first class, one of the outcome was that they were simply an obedient student. Pastor Adeboye , the general overseer of RCCG was asked in an interview what was one of his secret, he said obedience. My dear friend, obedience is one of the keys to greatness.
This year, be a an obedient child of God, be obedient to the word of God, to your parents, to your leaders, to your boss and to anybody who has authority over you, as far as it does not go contrary to the word of God.
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14.
The reason why the eyes are in the front is for it to always look forward and look straight. If you want to experience a great turn around this year, you must be focus, don’t let anything distract you. Anything that will not add value to your should not take a seconds out of your time. You must value your time, do something each that will lead you to achieve your goal this year. Never look at your past failure and disappointment. The reason why they happened is for you not repeat them again in order for you to focus and achieve a greater thing.
Either you like it or not, one of the keys that will keep you at the top and make you to remain there is humility. No matter how great you are because I know you are going to be very great, please stay and remain humble. Let humility be one of your watchwords. Don’t entertain any room for pride. Watch your actions, watch your words, watch your character in order not to fall from grace. Always remember that you are what you are today by the Grace of God, the best of any man is a dust. The more humble you are, the more God will increase and lift you. Be humble.
A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor. Proverbs29:23.
Be thankful always
After all have been said and done, be thankful. Show appreciation to God always. It doesn’t matter what you are going through, either you have arrived, or you are on the way. Be thankful to God. Honor more this year. There is a proverb that says a river which forgets its source will soon run dry. No matter your position, don’t forget your source, don’t forget your root. Be thankful always to God and also learn to appreciate people, either you are younger than they are or not, just appreciate them.
The lord has marked your name for greatness and a greater turnaround this year in Jesus name, Amen.
God bless you.