The word that God gave me for 2021 is “expand“. I saw a vision of tents lifting up and expanding and heard God say, “Make room for the more. I am expanding your capacity for more.” 2021 is the time to expand.
The verse that came to my mind after receiving the vision from God was Isaiah 54:2 which says, “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.” The passion translation says, “Increase is coming, so enlarge your tent and add extensions to your dwelling. Hold nothing back! Make the tent ropes longer and the pegs stronger.”
2021 is the year to hold nothing back. God is increasing our capacity to steward assignments, people, and territories. Whatever fears have been holding you back from giving it your all, 2021 is the time to step into those assignments and pursue them. The grace of acceleration is still upon us to help us get the work done for God’s kingdom. Setbacks have risen and will still arise, but continue to persevere and put your hope in God. Anything is possible with God (Matt. 19:26).
There is a specific favor that God has set aside to those who have been faithful with the little. To the faithful, He is preparing to expand their impact and authority.
God led me to Luke 19 which speaks of the parable of the 10 minas, or what I’d like to call the parable of the faithful.
In this parable, a wealthy prince entrusted his servants each with 10 minas (fifty thousand dollars). The prince left and said to the servants, “‘I am entrusting each of you with fifty thousand dollars to trade with while I am away. Invest it and put the money to work until I return’” (Luke 19:13).
When the prince came back, the first one came and had multiplied the fifty thousand dollars ten times. The prince replied, “‘Splendid! You have done well, my excellent servant. Because you have shown that you can be trusted in this small matter, I now grant you authority to rule over ten fortress cities'” (Luke 19:17). The second one multiplied the fifty thousand dollars five times. The prince replied, “‘I also grant you authority in my kingdom over five fortress cities’” (Luke 19:19).
Another servant came but instead of investing the fifty thousand dollars that were given to him, he hid it. The prince ended up taking that servant’s money and gave it to the faithful servant that had multiplied his money ten times (Luke 19:24).
This parable shows that to those who are faithful, God entrusts us with more.
Luke 19:26 says, “But to all who have been faithful, even more will be given them. And for the ones who have nothing, even the little they seem to have will be taken from them.”
2021 is the year for God to reward the faithful; those who have invested their resources, time, and have given themselves fully to the Lord with purity. He is rewarding the faithful with authority and impact over lives, just as the prince rewarded the faithful servants in Luke 19 with cities. God is rewarding those according to their faithfulness.
How can you partner with the word “expand” for 2021? How can you continue to be a faithful servant of God in the next coming year?
God is looking for those with hearts who are good soil to receive God’s word and abide. Luke 8:15 says, “But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.” Let us let go of anything that is hindering us from walking faithfully with Jesus.
2021 will also be a year where God is redeeming what the enemy has taken from our childhood. For some of us, joy and love were stripped away, causing us to fall into anxiety or bitterness. For others, it’s purity that the enemy has taken which has caused many to fall into lust. Whatever it may be, God’s unfailing love will be evident as redemption comes. Jesus has already redeemed us all when He died on the cross, and 2021 will be a time where we will see the manifestation of His redemption lived out within our lives.
Be ready, expectant, and prepared to give your all to Jesus to see His expansion come upon you in 2021. So remember, now is the time to expand.
Prayer: Jesus, help us to continue to be faithful to expand your Kingdom. Keep our hearts one with you, hearing your word and obeying it. Gird us with wisdom and love.
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