God Still Wants You To Let Go
As indicated in my previous post, I believe God has been speaking to some persons about letting go of the things in their life that no longer carry His Life and sanction.
This will not work because in this season, refurbishment is not an option and besides, in God’s view, partial obedience is disobedience.
What old, dry, brittle, lifeless, things are you holding onto that you know in your core that the Lord has told you it’s time to release, yet you continue to hold on to?
A position, friendship, relationship?
A job, career, investment?
A denomination, place of fellowship, ministry function?
A habit, attitude, way of speaking, thinking, or dressing?
The word of the Lord remains.
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 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
Letting Go Is A Must
Stop trying to give CPR to the things God has declared dead for you.
You must let go of the old in order to embrace the new.
Cut the mental, emotional and relational ties.
Release the invested time, effort, energy, money, and service.
Erase the ideas, visions, and notions.
Loose the memories, accomplishments, and failures.
Take that God-inspired leap of faith and make way for the new.
You can’t move forward looking back.
You can’t embrace the future holding on to the past.
You can’t hold on to the old with one hand and try to receive the new in the other…not in this season.
Hesitate No Longer
If God says shut it down, let it go, cut it off, put it away, erase it, leave it alone, loose it, walk away, by His Grace do it and position yourself for the new.
Get away from the old things that God is speaking to you about.
Fully abandon them.
According two Jesus, new wine cannot be put into old wineskins.
“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 17 Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”
Matthew 9:16-17 (NIV)
New wine can not be placed in old wineskins. The wineskin will burst and be destroyed and the wine will be spilt onto the ground and wasted.
“Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before. 22 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.”
Mark 2:21-22 (NLT)
New wine can only be put into new wineskins.
Letting go of the old, lifeless things in your life is crucial, critical, and absolutely necessary in order to walk into the new God has for you, and for Him to position you to be a part of His coming move that is on the horizon in the spirit realm, and that will permeate the stratosphere of every kingdom on the earth.
Hesitate no longer...God is waiting on you.
“Stop dwelling on the past.
Don’t even remember these former things.
19 I am doing something brand new, something unheard of.
Even now it sprouts and grows and matures.
Don’t you perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and open up flowing streams in the desert.
(Isaiah 43:18, 19 – TPT)
Your surrender and obedience will end your present inner conflict and replace it with inner peace, and that inner peace will be an anchor to your soul as you trust God to help you navigate whatever lies ahead.
So, inner peace or inner conflict?…Which will you choose?
A Prayer For Us All
Father, help us to let go of the old lifeless things that You have told us to let go of so we can embrace the new. Thank You for giving us new wineskins as we release the old, and make us into new wineskins so we can receive, hold and pour forth Your new wine according to Your will in the season to come. I ask these things In Jesus’ Name…Amen.
“WITHHOLDING NOTHING” – WILLIAM MCDOWELL
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