“So the LORD blessed Job in the second half of his life even more than in the beginning….”
-Job 42:12 NLT
Closing June signifies the first half of the year is over. The first six months breezed by very quickly. The question is, did you achieve all you wanted to or wanted to do? Some may say, “I did.” While others may say, “No, I am still working on some things.” Whatever your answer is, the first half of the year has expired, and it's time to move forward and upward.
GOD wants us to move forward without looking back. RE-starts, RE-birthings, RE-defining, and sometimes RE-branding our lives is okay with GOD as long as He is in it all. All the promises of GOD are intended for us to experience and enjoy life with CHRIST being in the center of it ALL. In John 10:10, JESUS made it plain…He said…”The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” (In Him.) Moving forward is necessary and sometimes mandatory. There could be many reasons one does not want to change, but change comes with moving forward.
Pursuing new things requires a new mindset because you have to let go of the old things like what you used to do, how you used to do it, what others think, how you should do it, and most of all, coming out of your comfort zone. You can never move forward being comfortable. Experiencing new beginnings can be uncomfortable with the normal way of living. GOD commanded Isaiah to tell the people…
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19. Even GOD knew that His dear children could not change until they move on and move forward, in alignment with His Promise in His Word. Happy MOVING FORWARD into the second half of this year.
Until you position yourself to get emotionally and spiritually unstuck from yesterday's living and thinking, “You” will not be ready to pursue GOD’s new thing(s) for what He planned for You.
Dear Heavenly FATHER,
Thank you for new beginnings in the Promise of Your Holy Word. May we embrace the fact that part two of this year will be greater and better than part one because of the awakening of trusting You more. FATHER, we love you for loving us more. -Amen, in JESUS' Matchless name.
O. M. Nugget:
“MOVING FORWARD CAN BE UNCOMFORTABLE.”
Food For Thought:
“You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” -Martin Luther King Jr