Forget the Past

Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
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 43:18-19 (NIV)

When you have to make a decision, what keeps you indecisive? Is it the idea of stepping out of your comfort zone? Is it fear of the unknown? Is it all the things that you’ve decided in your head that could go wrong? Could it be what everyone else will think? Maybe you feel irresponsible for reaching out for something that is downright risky. Ever notice that God is a risk-taker? When he worked with people in the Bible, he often took the heart-pounding, sweaty palm path. He led the Israelites right up to the Red Sea with the Egyptians right behind them. He had Nebuchadnezzar increase the heat of the fiery furnace seven times hotter than it needed to be and his boys were thrown into it before he stepped in. Why did he let Gideon go into battle with only 300 men? God is about the impossible. As you look at God-sized, totally ludicrous, impossible choices; don’t be held back by the past and your comfort level. Move to the place God is calling you now. It’s risky but it will be totally worth it!

–Elaine Kapetanakis

Written by Diane Levy


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