While the past is significant and plays a big part in our lives we are not bound to it’s happenings especially as believers. We should take the lessons afforded us from the past and use them to grow and develop instead of repeating narratives that only give us more of the same of what we do not want.
Trust that God knows the end from the beginning and has a special plan in place just for you. Even when you don’t have all the pieces to the puzzle his Word says,
“Yahweh, you alone are my inheritance.
You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion.
You hold my destiny and its timing in your hands.
Your pleasant path leads me to pleasant places.
I’m overwhelmed by the privileges
that come with following you!”
Psalm 16 TPT
Ultimately it’s best if we let go of our calendars and timelines and rest in Gods perfect timing for our destiny! His paths can lead us to pleasant places, now that’s amazing. Now, this doesn’t mean that we sit back and twiddle our thumbs but it does mean:
we take a good look at the patterns in our lives and
Challenge fears and old thinking
Reconnect withpurpose and redefine values
Convert our personal narrative
Make informed life-changing decisions
Also, ask yourself a few breakthrough coaching questions to begin to create new inflection points;
What could you do here to move yourself toward your goal?
What obstacles might keep you from reaching your goal? How could you remove them?
How could you think differently about this?
What is happening now (what, who, when, and how often)? What is the effect or result of this?
What do you really want?
What are you going to do now?
What roadblocks do you expect or require planning?
What resources can help you?
Is there anything missing?
What will one small step you take now?
When are you going to start?
Ask God to help you shake yourself free and interrupt the cycles that make life unfruitful. He wants to do the transformative work in us that we cannot do ourselves and we can work with Him by saying, “Yes, I want a change!”
I believe as we trust God to let go of the narratives that keep us in cycles he will bring our lives into wide open spaces! He is the same, yesterday, today and forever so if He did it for his children back then He is still fulfilling His promises to us today. His Word speaks of His faithfulness like this, “When I was at my weakest, my enemies attacked—
but the Lord held on to me.
His love broke open the way,
and he brought me into a beautiful, broad place. He rescued me—because his delight is in me! Psalm 18 TPT
God knows just how to give you room to grow. He knows what we need to get rid of and it’s to our benefit to partner with him in faith to release anything that keeps us repeating the past or paying tribute to its experiences . God can and will deliver us from things that are contrary to His will for our lives -it’s up to us to believe His report and that He is thinking the best of us (Jeremiah 29:11) and desires for us to His experience His best.
God desires that our faith expand us and our capacity to share heaven on earth especially with those who’ve yet to meet him.
So I say to you, trust God and let go of the past narratives that you keep telling yourself in order to sabotage your blessings. Take a good look- are you particularly repeating things you don’t want to? Then you are most likely holding onto a past mindset that is keeping you stuck in habits that are no longer serving you. Trust God to create new stories for your life and to do it in wide open spaces! Take up space instead of shrinking back, do so by living authentically and living by faith in the Word of God. Do this by expecting God to walk with you and bless you because He loves and delights in you. Trust that He has a plan that will benefit you, increase you, move you forward into His purpose for your life. Allow yourself to evolve into who God created you to be, you owe no allegiance to who you used to be, you are a new creation in Christ Jesus. So heal, grow and evolve.
What he started he will finish! Philippians affirms this by saying, “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” He won’t leave you hanging he has a plan so we are safe to let go of the old and create capacity for the new mindsets and blessings in store. Listen for His plans in prayer.
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