Today is the 2nd day of Spring! I woke up this morning with an encouraging Word that spoke to my spirit a couple of days ago. In my life there have been extreme changes taking place that have made things rather murky and in a sense uncomfortable for me. I’m seeing people leave my life and new ones entering into it… there have been moments I have had mixed emotions about what I’m seeing, but the Lord encouraged me as I meditated on the meaning of Easter. He gave me this specific scripture:
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Right now in my spirit as we head into Spring, I’ve been feeling like my spirit is in anticipation for great new changes that are yet to come.
The verse of scripture that hit me was that part where it says “Behold, all things have become new.”
I believe we are entering into a new season of rapid changes. A lot of new things are going to be happening in peoples lives very soon and the key to entering into this season successfully is by letting go of the old things that you’ve been holding onto all this time. God can’t give you something that He has in His hand, if you are already holding onto something that is already in your hand <—- this is key. The whole point is to let go of the old stuff and introduce yourself to the new things that God has planned in your life.
New King James Version (NKJV)
18 “Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field will honor Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I give waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My people, My chosen.
Now as human beings, we have a tendency of holding onto our old stuff rather tightly, especially if the things we hold dear to our hearts have some sort of sentimental value
in our lives. However, these things can’t take you forward in the long run because they have a weight
that keeps holding you back from pushing forward towards the goal that the Lord sets before you (Philippians 3:14)
. Your burdens of yesterday should not be carried into your tomorrows. You have to identify
what these things are as soon as possible because they are the “old things”
that can’t take you to your FUTURE
. These things could be anything such as, “emotional baggage”, “expired relationships”
, or something tangible like an old car
that is nearing the end of its journey as an example. The thing is…if you keep holding onto this stuff and choose not to let go, your heart won’t become receptive to NEW
plans and a NEW
direction that the Lord wants you to go. If you are too busy looking back at what is past, you cannot move forward, PERIOD.
I believe that in the present time as we have sprung forward into the Spring season which is also considered to be the SEASON OF RENEWAL, it is time to shed your winter gear, it is time to shed the dead stuff, the old stuff, it is time to shed the emotional baggage, it is time to let go of anger, hatred, strife and resentment, it is time to let go of yesterdays troubles, it is time to let go of yesterdays mistakes, it is time to let go of FEAR that keeps holding you back from the promises of GOD since FEAR is F- False E-Evidence A-Appearing R-Real, it is time to let go of the broken relationships, it is time to let go of the dress or the shirt that doesn’t fit you anymore, it is time to let go of the unforgiveness and grief you still hold in your heart, it is time to let go of all the stuff that was soooo last season because you can’t wear a winter jacket in spring, in much the same way that you can’t wear shorts in winter.
Prepare yourself for this NEW season. God cannot work with those who are RESISTANT to CHANGE.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Spring forward to the NEW
because if you are in Christ, God is saying the “OLD things have passed away, Behold, all things have become NEW” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
I believe that this is an encouraging Word for you and me Today. I believe that God is setting up people for an expansion of new territories and changes in their lives. When there is an expansion of territory it means you have to discover what is in those territories in order to claim whatever exists in that territory as yours. Whatever NEW
thing that presents itself in your life, DO NOT FEAR
changes, rather seek to walk by faith into the NEW
thing that God is doing in your life because it is in these unchartered territories
that you will see great things happen and manifest in your life. I admit that I am a little apprehensive and at the same time excited about the NEW
things that God has planned in my life; however, I choose to be willing
to continue to move by faith
and see what happens. So many things have shifted within a short time frame that I believe that it is necessary for these changes to occur in order to move you and increase your belief to be strengthened from FAITH to FAITH
When things shift in a Season, you also have to shift your way of thinking and your way of doing things
to adjust to the CHANGE
that is yet to occur. If you remain stagnant, disobedient, obstinate or stubborn
in your thinking, you run the chance of missing out on what God has in store for you had you decided to walk in the direction that He chooses for you to walk into. I admit that it can be a little fearful to not know what will transpire once you decide to obey and run in God’s pointed-finger direction, but it is better to obey His Will
for you in your life rather than to ignore it so that the Jeremiah 29:11
blessing reaches your hands. Of course, I feel challenged by what I have been witnessing lately, but I have purposed to let go of the burden that anxiety gives when pondering about the future and its uncertainties since it is God who makes my yoke easy and my burden light
when I choose to trust in Him (Matthew 11:30)
. Key word is TRUST.
God wants to TEST how far we are willing to believe in HIM as He re-arranges your life. So in your prayer life, ask yourself this one important question:
Are you WILLING to BEHOLD the NEW things that God wants to do in your life?
Of course this will mean allowing CHANGE in your life, but are you willing to permit it in your life in order to step into a NEW DIRECTION which is God’s Direction towards your Prosperous Future that He has planned for you? In order to claim your Future, you have to let go of the OLD things that have passed away in order to embrace the New.
This means you have to RENEW
your way of thinking and the way you do things. Do Not Fear Change
, instead, embrace it and walk into it by FAITH
and see amazing things happen in your life.
God will give you something better in this season if you just BELIEVE that HE CAN and HE WILL.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
I have a song that I still love and have posted before in a post I think I did a year ago and it’s from Dorinda Clarke Cole called Everything He Promised. May this Song bless your Spirit Everybody!
God Bless You Everybody!