TURNING POINT: A point at which significant change occurs
As each year comes to an end and a new year dawns, I always spend time praying about what the next year will bring, and I like to share any insights that I have gained from that time of prayer.
I believe the key emphasis for 2015 can be summed up in the phrase, “Turning Point.” I sensed that this year would be a crucial year in which significant change would occur for many people. Specifically, that Christians who had been praying for change in certain areas of their lives for years, would find that 2015 would be their “Turning Point” year. However, there are always conditions for prophetic words to come to pass, and the same applies here.
A committed decision always precedes a “Turning Point” in someone’s life. If you look back upon your own life, you can mark the historical turning points in your personal journey and note the decisions that corresponded with those turning points. For example, you may have chosen to get married or move to another state to attend school or take a new job, and those decisions resulted in dramatic turning points in your life.
In 2015, there will be “Spirit-led” or “God-directed” decisions that you must make in order for the significant change to occur that God wants to bring to pass in your life. God never forces anyone to do anything. He invites everyone to accept His help, direction and His grace to walk out of hard situations into better ones that He has planned. But each individual must make the decision to follow God’s guidance. For example, I have known people who have prayed for years for God to change their circumstances, in which they are miserable. God longs to help them but they will not make a decision to follow His prompting to make certain changes. They are too afraid to move or leave a certain comfort zone (though unpleasant) due to fear of the unknown and an unwillingness to trust God for their future. So they remain stuck.