As Danny put the last of the pieces of my old office furniture into the dumpster a man came up to see what we were doing. He said everybody (the people in his yard) was wondering what all the noise was so I came to find out. I wondered aloud how throwing some old pieces of particle board into a metal container could draw a crowd. As he walked away I thought about the mess we had to make to remove one desk to make room for the new one. And I also gave thanks that my husband was willing to help me throw out the old and then to put together the new.
Oh beloved, you may feel that God is deconstructing your life. Things are being torn apart and you can no longer even keep up with what your life used to look like. You loved the old way, the old plans, the old pastimes. But God wants to do something new in your life. In order to do the new you’ve got to discard the old. You aren’t alone. God is with you every step of the way. You may not believe this but one day soon you will look at the new and thank Him that things have changed. You can thank Him now, in the midst of it all. Give thanks in all things is God’s truth for you right now. In the upheaval, in the redirection, in the removal of comfort zones, favorite spots and status quo. What God is doing for you is beyond your wildest imagination. He’s no longer willing to let you float along with broken down dreams and plans. He wants to make all things new in your life and give you a brand new start! He’s reconstructing your mind and heart and spirit through the Word of God and Holy Spirit! You’re no damsel in distress without a hope or a prayer. You are God’s anointed daughter for this season and this reason: the season of victory and the reason is God’s glory! Remind yourself that you belong to God, that you are saved by Christ and you are appointed by Holy Spirit not man! This is your finest hour. Push past the removing the old and head straight for the new! It’s wonderful what all the Lord is opening up for you and you need to totally focus on the new things ahead!
God loves you and He’s for you! The applause of Heaven is your witness that this is for your good and His glory! Talk about Him as you sit at the dumpster, praise Him as you begin to see Him rebuild things from nothing and worship Him for His faithful plans for your life. Then walk in wisdom, power and love as you live in the Light of His Glory & Grace!
Isaiah 43:18-19 “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.
Ephesians 4:24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
2 Peter 3:18 Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.