Too many times we allow certain trails to overstay their welcome when God has already delivered us from those trails. We allow those trails to keep us from embracing our brand new. In turn, we remain stuck and stagnant in a place that will not allow us to fulfill the purpose for which we were created.
Yes we will all have trails, burdens, and tribulations but they are not meant to stay. The Word tells us “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivered him out of them all” (Psalm 34:19). This is a new season. It is time to stop allowing ourselves to be the victim. It is time to stop allowing ourselves to suffer through life. God blessed us with the power of choice. Now is the time to choose to walk into our season of opportunity. It is time to choose to walk into our season of prosperity. This is the season where we choose to chase our brand new.
Ephesians 6:16-17 tells us “Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”.
It all starts with faith. Faith is the ammunition we need in order to not only start the race and take off but most importantly to finish the race. Our faith is a shield a shield that can be used to protect us from the enemy and his tactics to distract and destroy us. We have to resist the enemy when he tries to come and shake our faith. We have to resist the problems he tries to throw at us, resist depression, resist poverty, resist sickness, resist debt, and we better not dare welcome him into our homes to destroy our families.
We must replace the urge to pity ourselves with an attitude of faith and expectancy. Instead of embracing all that has gone wrong in our lives we need to speak life and power into our circumstances. Remind ourselves that this is a brand new season a time to take hold of bigger and better things.
Prayer plays a major role in us chasing our brand new. In our prayers we must pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance, protection, and encouragement. So that when chasing our brand new we not lose hope or sight of what is really important. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). We must trust the Holy Spirit to lead us into all the good that God has for us; even when we may not be able to “see” it.
Do not sit around waiting to see what everyone else is going to do and then make a move. It is time to stir ourselves up, make a decision, and get going. This is the season to place confidence in all areas of our lives. This is the season to not only hope but to believe. This is the season to walk into our blessing (s). This is the season to walk into our brand new!
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending”