So it’s time to purge. What have I been holding on to that I don’t need anymore? What things have I kept that don’t function properly? Are there broken pieces that I intended to fix, but it’s really not worth the investment? Are there things that I’m holding that are keeping me from moving forward? Have I been placing value on things that really hold no value? Am I afraid to get rid of things because I’m afraid that I won’t be able to replace them? All of these questions can be evaluated in our spiritual lives while moving into our next season.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Sometimes we hold onto things that are associated with the old man. When we become a new creation, things that tie us to the sin of our past needs to be left behind.
What have we been doing that isn’t working for us anymore? God grows us and as He does, He will change the strategy that we need to use to get things done. What worked in our last season, may not work in our new season. When Jesus walked the earth, He was very strategic how He went about His ministry. There was no religious formula. He only did what He saw the Father doing. We can’t get stuck in a comfortable ritual. We have to continuously ask God what He is doing and manifest It on earth as it is in heaven.
Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
Sometimes there are broken pieces that are not worth the investment to repair. Sometimes we just need to start over. We can’t redo the past, but God can create in us a new heart. When we repent and pray for strategy, we have an opportunity to start with a pure spirit.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Sometimes God wants to bless us, but because we are holding on to the old, He can’t give us the new thing. We have to trust what He is asking us to do. We have to give up what He asks and follow Him. The rich young ruler followed all the commandments, but didn’t want to give anything up. He didn’t get to enter in to his next season.
21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
Sometimes we value things that God doesn’t value. We should be known by our fruit and what we treasure will show the condition of our heart. We must come into alignment to what God values to have success and good fruit in every season.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
Lastly, what am I afraid to let go of for the fear that it can’t be replaced? Sometimes a spirit of poverty will keep us from God’s riches. If God is pressing us to get rid of something, then we can be sure that He can replace it. There is nothing that God does not own. He supplies are needs according to His riches in glory. Since all the glory belongs to Him we have access to everything that we need. When we put our trust in God and we have the fear of the Lord, He also says we shall not be in want. That we will taste and see that the Lord is good. Our new season requires us to trust God on a new level!
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
9 Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
So as we begin to go into our new season, let us only take what is required. Let’s get rid of everything that is no longer of use and receive the blessing that God has waiting for us. Let us go forth boldly, knowing that God is with us and for us. He has prepared for us a new place. He wants to dwell with us there. Let’s make room!
Father, we thank You that you are a God of promotion. We thank You that You take us from glory to glory. Lord, forgive us for not cleaning out our souls and preparing our spirits for our next season. Show us everything that we need to keep and everything that is no longer useful. Help us stay in Your perfect will and receive ever blessing that You want to release in this season of our lives. We trust You and want You to give us strategy and instructions that will bring You glory as will walk in obedience. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!