ISAIAH 43:19(NLT) – FOR I AM ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING NEW. SEE, I HAVE ALREADY BEGUN! DO YOU NOT SEE IT? I WILL MAKE A PATHWAY THROUGH THE WILDERNESS. I WILL CREATE RIVERS IN THE DRY WASTELAND.
This blog week we have been talking about different ways we can potentially miss seeing the beautiful new things that the Lord is doing in our lives. One way is by doing things that no longer serve us. Although they may have served a purpose in our past, they may not in our present. The second way is through our personal agenda’s. Sometimes we can be so focused on it that we miss all that he is doing in the process. This brings me to the third and final way, which is anticipation of the future.
How many of you at the end of last year were looking forward to the beginning of 2019? Perhaps 2018 was not exactly what you had hoped it would be, and you were wanting a clean slate. Or, maybe it was everything & more than you could have imagined and you were excited about what was to come. Whatever the case may have been for you, could it have kept you from truly seeing all that he was doing at the time? If you’re anything like me, likely so. Sometimes we can be so focused on the future that we miss the gifts that are hidden in the present.
The truth is, each day that we are given the Lord is doing something new in and through us all. It is the point of our existence. We were not meant to stay as we are, but rather become all that he created us to be. It is a process, my friends. That is, we are a work in progress. Let us strive to embrace the new by living every moment fully present. In doing so, we will begin to see the “pathways” and “rivers” before us! I am sure of it!
Thank you all for being here this week. Please send me your thoughts and ideas on anything that we covered. I always love hearing from you guys! Otherwise, I’ll see you back here on Monday and on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/thefaithfilledtraveler/ , until then. Happy weekend! Take care!