Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert (Isaiah 43:19). Trusting God with the next step in your life will have some benefits and limitations. Everyone is on their own journey. You have a journey to accomplish and so do I.
Our journey in life will be worth the pain; the process itself will enable us to gain strength from God. When it comes to the story of my life, it would be a surprise to some of you the things I have gone through and how I am still here. Because of His Grace, I am a living witness and testimony to His Glory. I am ready to go into the next chapter of my life. My darkest moments have pushed me to enter into the next phase. This time of year marks a new chapter in each of our lives. We have recently been celebrating the resurrection of our Saviour Jesus Christ, and how much He loves mankind.
There is something about this year that am determined to know what the next chapter has for me. When you turn the page to the next chapter in your life, does it fill you with fear or dread? Are you hopeful and have enough faith for what God will do in your life this year, or are you having second thoughts? Remember, every chapter in your life is an opportunity to learn from your past mistakes, and use it as a strategic tool to get you to the next level. You cannot have an old mind-set and bring it to the next level. In order to successful enter in the next phase, you must recap over the things you did last, and eliminate the areas that were not helping you initially.
The next chapter could be for someone who is struggling to think positive. Why are you filled with so much negativity? It could be the people who you are surrounded with. The truth of the matter is that you will not have everyone around you that will enter into the next chapter with you. This may be hard to understand now, and for some it may be difficult to let go of, but when God is taking you to your destiny, you have to learn how to let go! It will take some time, it may take some pruning (pruning hurts by the way), but it is all going to work out for your good.
When a new day arrives, how do you take it? Do you say to yourself that it will be a good day, or it will be a constant repetition of yesterday’s drama? Sometimes we wake up in fear dreading the day. We fail to realise that before we do anything, God must be the first person we have intimacy with. When we wake up, pick up your bible and study it. Don’t let your mind zoom ahead without speaking to Him. This could be an opportunity for someone who is ready to move into the next chapter; making a commitment every day to have fellowship and making Him the centre of your life.
Maybe your previous chapter was surrounded with some much negativity and fear. This could be your year for extraordinary peace and favor. You just have to renew your Faith, and believe that where you are right now is preparing you for where God is taking you. If God showed you everything He has in store for you right now, you will not be able to develop. Not only that, you are more likely to be impatient, and remember one of the fruits of the Spirit is PATIENCE! So if you do not have it, develop it now before you enter into the next level. He never said it would be easy, but you’re a winner till the end.
My greatest advice is: “If you want to move to the next chapter in your life, begin to trust God on the level that you are in. Yes you may feel stuck at the moment, but it doesn’t matter what you’re facing as long as you trust God wholeheartedly to get you to the next chapter in your life. Move forward and let the past, pass”
Remember, it is not over until God says it’s over!