“Now listen, daughter, pay attention, and forget about your past. Put behind you every attachment to the familiar, even those who once were close to you!”
(Psalms 45:10 TPT)
Recently, my wife and I were in a conversation with a dear daughter in ministry whose opinion about some of our culture was somewhat jaundiced —based on her past unpalatable experiences with some ministries. And I asked her a very important question to help change her perspective. I asked pointedly — how would you feel if we judge you based on our past ugly experiences with people?
Most times, when we fail, consciously or unconsciously to manage or deal with our past, we enervate the elixir of the present and future. Thereby, inhibiting progress, peace, partnerships, prosperity and potency of purpose.
As we approach the end of the first half of the year 2020, I’m stirred in my spirit to encourage us to embrace the ongoing prophetic midstream renewal. This will in turn, empower us to experience the newness that God sends in this prophetic season as prophesied by Habakkuk. “O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.”
Therefore, these are some baggage of the past we need to put behind— and in turn embrace the new that makes for freshness and greatness.
1. Put behind you the old self— and put before you the new man renewed in knowledge.
2. Put behind you past successes— and put before you the infinite agenda.
3. Put behind you past failures— and put before you the evaluated experiences and comebacks.
4. Put behind you devaluing people—and put before you valuing people.
5. Put behind you selfish values— and put before you altruistic values.
6. Put behind you insensitivity— and put before you care and empathy.
7. Put behind you reactions — and put before you reflections.
8. Put behind you partisanship — and put before you partnership.
9. Put behind you prejudices — and put before you principles.
10. Put behind you familiarity — and put before you peculiarity.
11. Put behind you similarity— and put before you novelty.
12. Put behind you indifference— and put before you ideal deference.
I see a new you emerge in this prophetic season as you yield completely to the ministry of the Holy Spirit for help— while, deliberately appropriating the grace therefrom.