“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”

James 1:2-4 The Message

Would you agree that He’s been doing some stuff in your life over this past year of 2016? You see, God never does anything in your life with the idea of wasting it or putting it on a shelf. He’s been getting you ready for 2017 because someone’s going to need you to come alongside them to speak words of healing, deliverance and hope into their life. Don’t get locked into tunnel vision but pray that the Holy Spirit will give you peripheral vision where you will recognize others in their need and will be that instrument of God’s hope and healing in their lives.