For God’s word to be realized in your life i.e made flesh, you must understand that it must get on your lips and then it can get into your heart and then it becomes flesh. The only way to perfect obedience is to continuously speak God’s word out of your lips.
James said “behold we put bits in horses mouth that they may obey us and turn about their entire body.” God in like manner puts His words on our lips that we may obey Him and then He can turn about our entire lives withersoever He desires.
This explains why Joshua was told “This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth…”
Isaiah 59:21 “As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.”
You can turn your life around in 2017 by practicing the law of saying the same things as God. Those events are not going to be in 2017, they must have already occurred in you by your words for them to materialize in your life.