“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. “Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:17-19
Has God ever moved you from one place to another? Have you ever felt like there is more that God wants to do in your life, but to experience that, you recognize that you will have to let go of everything you know?
It’s a tough place to be in. You are not satisfied. You are hungry for more. You want to stay where you are because it’s comfortable and familiar. You want to stay there because it is what you have always known. It’s safe.
But, what if God wants to lead you into something new?
In talking about seasons like this, Carter Conlon said this:
“God might be leading you into something deeper than you have ever known. To get you to move from one place He has to dry up the well folks. If not, we will camp there. It might be a shallow well, it might be an experience that isn’t deep enough to take us into the fullness of our inheritance. So, how does God get us to move? Because we are all campers by nature. We will all build a tabernacle in what we think God is supposed to look like, where He is, and where we are happy . . . quite often when God has had to move me from one place to another, they have not been pleasant times.”
I’ve experienced that. Have you? I don’t know about you, but I want to be right where God wants me. I want to be right behind Him! I want to be in the middle of what He is doing and wants to do in and through me.
In order for God to do something new in our lives, we have to be willing to let go of what was and embrace what will be. Although I don’t always embrace this as quickly as I should, I have discovered that every time I have let go of what was, God brought me to a new place, a deeper place, a better place.
Carter finished with saying this: “Don’t think that going back is better than going forward because it’s not. God wants to bring you to a new level, new trust, new strength, new supply, a new relationship, new confidence in the promises and power of God. You’re going through this battle because God is leading you into something new of Himself.”
Be open for God to take you into something you have never done before, places you’ve never gone before, and experiences you have never had before.
Be willing to let go of everything you have known in order to go after the new thing God has for you.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.” ~Joseph Campbell