Rise up, stand up, get up. Do not sit on the sidelines waiting any longer. Do not continue to make preparations for the day at hand. Do not continue to pack and prepare. Do not continue to make yourself ready, for the day of activity is upon you. Instead, move forward. Take action. Make strides. Initiate and activate. Even if your strides are small and weak, move forward. Even if your attempts are unskilled and unfruitful, take action. Even if your steps are slow and infrequent, move forward. Move by faith, not by sight, for the time of advancement and activity is surely upon you this day.
Take note of all I have said to you in the past. For though it is overwhelming, and there is more than you can fully comprehend and remember, today is the day to put it all into practice. All the words I have spoken to you in the past are good and righteous, but the day of planting seeds has passed and it is now time to nurture that soil and germinate those seeds. And with this in mind, do not be busy for the sake of busyness. Do not make yourself tired in the futility of your own strength. Do not move in arrogance or presumption, but walk with me and remember the words and vision I have given you in your past. (1)
For in them I have given you guidance already. I have set before you the blueprints for you to follow. I have prescribed an adequate and worthy outline for you to follow. So recall these things and apply them now. Remember the words of your youth and take deliberate and specific action. But in doing so, know you are not alone. Know I am with you every step of the way. Know I have given you an outline but there are still many blanks yet to be filled in. (2)
But also know we will do this together. Know the spaces left void are meant for you and I to accomplish together. The gap between milestones is not empty, it has simply been left open for you and I to venture together. So as you encounter what is unknown inquire of me. As you encounter an unforeseen obstacle, inquire of me. As you encounter surprises that are delightful, as well as surprises that are undelightful, inquire of me, for I will guide you and continue to do so. (3)
I will advance you forward according to my will and according to my strength. I will move you according to my plans and according to my timetable. I will encourage you and empower you by my spirit and by my great and terrible might. Walk with eager anticipation, to the point of complete confidence, for I am with you in all things. I hold all power, and I hold all the keys. There is nothing beyond my reach, beyond my knowledge, beyond my influence. (4)
In these days set before you, do not make yourself idle, but make yourself active, knowing I am guiding you but also strengthening and activating you too.
(1) Luke 2:49, Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 9:37-38 (2) 1 John 3:2, 1 Corinthians 2:9-11, Deuteronomy 29:29 (3) Matthew 7:7-8 (4) Romans 5:5, Colossians 1:16-17