Updated: Aug 28, 2021
Take Off The Old Shoes
I've developed a consistency with working out daily, so what shoes I wear durning my work out matters. I have been wearing worn out shoes because they are comfortable and I've had them for a while. The other day I heard Holy Spirit direct me to throw away the old shoes. Now this should not have been a place of struggle for me as I already purchased new shoes, yet, I was holding on to what was worn and no longer adequate. So with a willingness to obey God even in the small things I threw the shoes in the garbage. I already had brand new shoes to replace these, I just needed to obey what He was saying to me and "walk it out" (no pun intended). As I sat before the Lord, I asked him to reveal His heart concerning many. He shared, "many are in a season where He's asked them to take off the old and worn things, people, places, and events of the past, but because they are comfortable and familiar they continue in them, even if they are no longer adequate for the new things He desires to bring us into. I heard Holy Spirit say, " you will not be without what is needed to do what he has placed on your heart. God wants to give you effectiveness in the new thing. You already possess the new. By faith walk in it".
Isaiah 43:19 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.
I will give you every
place where you set your foot,
as I promised Moses.
Be encouraged to throw away the old and embrace the new thing.
Two weeks ago, I was about to prepare lunch for my family I fresh fish from the freezer. Suddenly my five year old nephew who was visiting, and was standing by watching, started crying and demanding that I give him the fish to eat.
I Kept trying to tell him in my own way that the fish was raw, I needed to spice it up, cook and then take out the bones so it can be ready for consumption, but the little one wouldn't hear but chose to cry louder and even threw himself to the ground and no one was able to comfort him. I decided to ignore him, went ahead to do what was right and when it was ready, he had his fish and didn't even remember all the drama he had put up. But the Holy Spirit REVEALED to me that this is how many of us cry for a blessing that is not yet ready. God is saying am spicing it up, cooking it and taking out the bones so you don't get choked. If only my little nephew knew, he would have waited patiently instead of being anxious. (Phil.4:6) God is saying to someone here that you should be anxious for nothing, Be still and know that I am God I am spicing up that blessing so you will enjoy to the fullest.
Wait on the Lord! (Is.40:31) Like Job said..All the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change comes. (Job 14:14) Change is coming, Help is on the way.
Keep going and do not give up.
Author ~ Unknown