lie ahead of

lie ahead of someone or something

 and lie before someone or something 
1. to exist in front of someone or something. A small cottage lay ahead of us near the trail. A huge mansion lay before the car at the end of the road.
2. to be fixed in the future of someone or something. I just don't know what lies ahead of me. We don't know what lies before our country.
See also: ahead, lie, of
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Once more, as we enter a new year, I feel I can look back on a successful year and forward to the challenges which lie ahead of us in the social housing sector, not just in the coming 12 months, but during the next four years.
I want us to leave Dubai totally geared up for the challenges that lie ahead of us and the biggest of those is the championship.
Class A minimum principal payments lie ahead of class B, C and D interest in the waterfall, while class A scheduled principal is behind class B, C and D interest in the waterfall.
Jeremy is the type of successful, visionary executive who can help us define and take advantage of the many business opportunities that lie ahead of us in the personal communication markets we serve," said Selvin.