Progress Week 2
Every new year, new month, new day, and new hour should invigorate you to embrace the new and excel for a brilliant future. The Word of God even says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new,” (2 Corinthians 5:17). The refusal to be restricted by your past is imperative for you to have a marvelous future. God wants us pressing forward and leaving the past in the past. The best way to be liberated from one’s past is to follow God’s suggestion which is, ” Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. 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 43:18-19). Transformation is required for a person to entwine with one’s future. Thus, we must renew our minds and shun the mentality of our past (Romans 12:1-2). Always develop a new perspective on life because it changes rapidly with no indication that something new is coming or left.
People change. Places change. Things change. Time is filled with swift transition, Naught of earth unmoved can stand, Build your hopes on things eternal, and Hold to God’s unchanging hand. Instead of seeing a problem, you could see a possibility. Look at that nasty neighbor as a promising partner. View the issues of the world focusing on the chance to redeem the world. A new perspective is not only accepting change but being a world changer. Paul was successful because he willingly used a new perspective in his affairs, assignments, and associations. There is evidence of this when he writes the following in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, “
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might, by all means, save some. Now, this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.”
In order for us to move forward, a relationship must be forged despite speculation. Then believers must respect the other’s feelings and suggestions. That is the way revelation from the Father can save! All things are possible to them that believe (Mark 9:23). A new perspective is the needed push that can change the world from chaotic to converted.