2010: Year of Divine Connections -
 Resign, Realign, Reassign and Much More
by Doug Addison

Examine Our Motives

We are emerging from a time of transition in which the old ways of doing things have not been as effective as they once were, while the new things have not yet been totally revealed. This is evident in the U.S. economy with the collapse of the banking system, housing markets, and the auto industry, to name a few. People may blame the government or industry leaders, but the bottom line is that our economic collapse was driven by a spirit of pride and greed. We will need to examine our lives to be sure that we are not being influenced by these spirits in the New Year. This is vital, because pride can cause us to speak against others and to be blind to our own faults.

Matthew 7:1-2 (NIV) Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

2010 is a New Season for Everyone!

This is the start of a new decade and the start of a new seven-year cycle after the Jewish Year of Jubilee (Leviticus 25:8). The possibilities for us to start fresh are here. We can recover all that has been lost, because God is giving us the opportunity to regain lost ground in 2010 and in the years to come. God is looking for people to hear His voice and get in sync with His plans for this time. In many cases the end result will look much different than what we might have thought. We are living in radical times, which will require radical measures in many cases.

The tables are now turning. God is opening things up to new possibilities. As larger businesses fail or close, smaller businesses will become very successful. With the price of stocks, homes, and cars being at record lows, those who have been wise with their money can capitalize right now. If you have not become debt free or developed a savings account, it is time to start doing so this year. Take a first step today by lowering spending just a bit across the various categories and save the extra money. It doesn't have to be a lot of money each month, but those who do this consistently will find that they will have a savings account for the first time in their adult lives.

Spring Forward and Fall into Place

New beginnings will start happening in the spring of 2010. When we set the clocks forward this year, it will be a prophetic act in which we "spring forward" into the greater callings that are upon our lives. There will be a lot of new growth-new businesses, new ministries, new relationships, new marriages, new art, and new music will all start to emerge. By the fall there will be a lot more clarity for us and many will know what to do next. It may not be clear right now, but as we get into September and October, many will have received their marching orders from God. Things will begin to "fall" into place.

Isaiah 43:18-19 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

As we move into this new time, it will be important to forget the former way of doing things and let go of the hurts of the past. Humility and forgiveness will be very powerful weapons this year.

Year of Divine Connections: Resign, Realign and Reassign

It is a time of divine realignment that will result in many reassignments. A big shift will occur this year with many people changing jobs, moving, and changing churches or affiliations. Not everyone will do this but there will be a large number of people shifting positions. God is strategically aligning people to maximize their Kingdom impact and set them up for future advancement.

God keeps showing me a picture of a chessboard and I hear three words for this year: "Resign, realign and reassign." Not everyone will be called to make a change, but we all will be affected by it this year. Some will stay and some will go, but the best way to deal with it is to let it happen. I saw many long-term pastors and business leaders changing positions this year. This is necessary to breathe new life and vision in preparation for this next move that God is going to bring. This is not to say that existing leaders do not have value; many will be promoted and receive callings that have been reserved for this time in their lives. Remember that we are like chess pieces and God is holding us close in His hands.

Impossible Will be Possible

This is a year when anything is possible and you will be able to accomplish things that are greater than you may believe. God is releasing a new strength for us to do the impossible and to break through the obstacles that have held us back in the past.

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

To do the impossible it will require us to be proactive. Many people have been waiting on God to release them into something new. Waiting on God requires us to be proactive and not just sit on the couch and do nothing at all. As you are waiting, you can prepare yourself through study:

Matthew 7:7-8 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

There Will Be an Economic Turnaround for Those Who Look for it

We are still in for some difficult times, but God is releasing the ability to rise above it. As Christians begin to take their authority with love and humility, there will be a change in the spiritual atmosphere. We ultimately can change our situations, our families, jobs, cities, and our nations. A major key for us during this time will be to stop viewing things negatively and to begin seeing the unlimited potential of God.

I had a dream in which the most severe storm I have ever seen was upon us. The reports on the radio said to take cover and protect everything. People ran and hid themselves. In the dream I felt the boldness of the Lord to watch the storm and not be afraid. As I watched, the storm dissipated and the sun came out. God is calling us to stand up and speak to the storms in our lives and turn them around. This is not a time to run and hide. Remember that Jesus rebuked the storm and it was instantly calm (Luke 8:24-25).

Speak Positive Words Over Our Government Leaders

God is calling us to pray and prophesy over our government leaders. You don't have to agree with their views in order to pray for them. God wants to perform a miracle in the U.S. through the current administration. If Christians continue to speak negatively, the end result of their words and prayers will lock down the atmosphere for positive change.

James 3:9-10 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

With the above Bible verses in mind, I would like to make you aware of a serious call to prayer. Satan wants to unleash rioting and unprecedented violence across U.S. cities, but it can be stopped through our prayers, blessings, and agreement with God's plans of peace and restoration. If we have been grumbling or speaking against leaders, then our repentance will change the spiritual dynamics in many areas of our lives and ministries.

God wants to release blessings and heavenly strategies to solve many of the problems we are currently facing as a nation. As I said earlier, humility and forgiveness will be very powerful weapons this year. Examining our hearts and words is a great way to start the New Year.

This will be a year of radical change!