Looking Forward – Moving Forward
“Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” I Peter 1:13
Many of us are pressing to become more like Christ. We are working diligently to live in our divine purpose. We need to realize now that our old stuff that will not work when we get to the new places.
Our old way of thinking, our old way of acting, our old way of viewing adversity, some of our old friends, our old way of handling money nor our old way of overcoming obstacles are going to be useful in the places we want to be in the future. We have to stop looking at what worked in the past and start looking at what we need as we move forward into our destiny.
We must look forward and think forward. If God is leading us to a new place, a new way of living, let’s do some research. You may be a choir member now, but if your goal is to be the COO or administrator of your church, do some research on what that looks like: what are the duties and responsibilities of that position? Does your pastor see a need for such a position? What type of salary can you expect?
You may be the employee of a company or in government agency now but, if your goal is to launch a new business venture, you need to do some research. What legal help do you need to have in place to guard your idea? Do you need a trademark? How about a logo or a slogan? Which social media platform will work best for you? How much money is it going to cost? Yes, it’s going to cost you money but, if you stop spending money on the old stuff, you’ll have money for the new things you need (IJS).
If we really want to move into what we’ve been purposed by God to become, we need to stop looking at where we were or where we are and start looking at where we’re going.
Press forward, and you’ll move forward!
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
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