Psalm 121 in The Living Bible says:
“Shall I look to the mountain gods for help? No! 1 My help is from Jehovah who made the mountains! And the heavens too! 2 He will never let me stumble, slip, or fall. 3 For he is always watching, never sleeping.
4 Jehovah himself is caring for you! He is your defender. 5 He protects you day and night. 6 He keeps you from all evil and preserves your life. 7 He keeps his eye upon you as you come and go and always guards you.”
# 1 You must choose to believe 2021 is your year.
Proverbs 23:7 KJV
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. . .”
Matthew 8:13 AMPC
“. . . Then to the centurion Jesus said, Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed.”
# 2 Stop looking back.
Genesis 12:1 AMPC
“Now [in Haran] the Lord said to Abram, Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.”
Genesis 12:2 AMPC
“And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].”
Luke 9:62 NCV
“Jesus said, "Anyone who begins to plow a field but keeps looking back is of no use in the kingdom of God."
Genesis 12:4 AMPC
“So Abram departed, as the Lord had directed him; and Lot [his nephew] went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.”
Genesis 19:26 KJV
“But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.”
It doesn’t pay to look back.
# 3 God can make what seems impossible…possible.
“For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.”
Hebrews 11:6 AMPC
“But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].”
Mark 9:23 NLT
“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”
# 4 Delay doesn’t mean denial.
“Tell my children to hold fast to the confession of their faith. What I’ve promised will come to pass.”
2 Peter 3:9 AMPC
“The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people's conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.”
Daniel 10:12-14 NLT
“Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. 13 But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia. 14 Now I am here to explain what will happen to your people in the future, for this vision concerns a time yet to come.”
Psalm 119:60 NLT
“I will hurry, without delay, to obey your commands.”
# 5 Depend on Him. . .not them.
Hosea 12:6 MSG
“What are you waiting for? Return to your God! Commit yourself in love, in justice!
Wait for your God, and don’t give up on him—ever!”
Genesis 21:19 NLT
“Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well full of water. She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink.”
Genesis 21:12 KJV
“Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad and the bondwoman and all that Sarah said unto thee. Harken to her voice for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.”
Genesis 21:17 KJV
“What aileth thee Hagar? Fear not for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad and hold him in thine hand for I will make him a great nation.”
Genesis 21:19 AMPC
“Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the [empty] bottle with water and caused the youth to drink.”
Lamentations 3:25 in the New Living Translation says:
“I say to myself, `The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!’ The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.”
# 6 Consecrate the first 21 days of 2021 to Him.
Beginning on January 1st , spend a minimum of 21 minutes each day implementing the following seven instructions.”
Second, reading His Word
Third, confessing His Word
Fourth, encouraging someone else
Fifth, planning Your Day
Sixth, praising Him For What He Did Yesterday
Seventh, reviewing, revising and redirecting your life away from hindrances, obstacles and problems. . .to your promises being fulfilled.
# 7 Mix your praying and your giving for 2021
Acts 10:31 KJV
“…‘Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.!”