Be A New Creation
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
When God led the Hebrew people out of slavery in Egypt, the eleven-day journey to the Promised Land took forty years. God wanted them to move forward, but they wandered in the desert, going around the same mountain, time after time. They were trapped in a poor, defeated mentality, focusing on their problems and always complaining about the obstacles.
Because of their disobedience and lack of faith, the Israelites wandered in the wilderness for forty years. How sad! God had prepared a place of great abundance, a place of great freedom for His people. But they had been beaten down by their oppressors for so long; mistreated and taken advantage of; now, even though God wanted a better life for each of them, they couldn’t conceive it.
Friend, do you feel as though you’re spinning your wheels in life? Rather than moving forward with an attitude of faith, expecting good things, are you allowing obstacles to stand between you and your destiny? It’s time to let go of past hurts, pains, or failures. Refuse to be counted among the doubters. Trust God to lead you in the right direction as you break through the barriers of your past.
No matter what you’re gone through in the past, no matter how many setbacks you’ve suffered or who or what has tried to thwart your progress, today is a new day, and God wants to do a new thing in your life. Don’t let your past determine your future.
January 31, 2016