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For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” (Isaiah‬ ‭43‬:‭19‬ NLT)

Not many things are tougher than a boot camp drill sergeant. Essentially, they are breaking down your civilian attitude and building you into a soldier. That doesn’t come easy, at least in the U.S military. The personal will of the individual must go so that commands for the greater good can be followed, regardless of the cost. They see what the cadet often cannot.

God is the same way. He knows what is best for you, what leads to better living and more blessing, even though it has a price. The whole of God’s will hinges upon our ability to let our own will turn into faithful obedience. If not, we always fail.

Oswald Chambers once said, “When we think seriously about what it will cost others if we obey the call of Jesus, we tell God He doesn’t know what our obedience will mean. Keep to the point—He does know. Shut out every other thought and keep yourself before God in this one thing only—my utmost for His.” With God in control, your new year could be your best! You are loved!

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