“Forget about what’s happened. Don’t keep going over old history. Be alert. Be present. I’m about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?” ~ Isaiah 43:19-20
The start of something new is always exciting. Whether it’s a fun DIY project, a recipe, maybe a job or a relationship. It’s bursting with possibility!
And then it happens (at least for me it does)…. that small skeptic begins to whisper words of doubt and nay-saying things.
“I don’t remember it looking like that on Pinterest.”
“Do you really think you’ll have time for this? Just one more thing you’ll start and not finish.”
“They probably won’t like the way this tastes.”
“He’ll call you next week? Okay, sure he will.”
My biggest problem in starting something new is forgetting the old. I know it’s my way of protecting myself from disappointment & hurt. Really, I get it. But, those same walls that protect me from the outside are holding me hostage, isolated on the inside.
He’s doing something NEW. Not to be compared with anything else – past or present.
Maybe you’ve left things undone in the past. Maybe you’ve tried things that haven’t turned out. Maybe a relationship didn’t end up being all you thought it would. And maybe, just maybe, you’re prejudgment and doubts contributed to the outcome. You know, that whole self-fulfilling prophecy thing.
You’re in a NEW place!
Today is a NEW day!
He is doing a NEW thing!
Let’s just sit back with excitement & watch what happens…