And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine must be stored in new wineskins. But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say. (Luke 5:37-39 NLT)
Your new and best life ALWAYS cost you your old familiar one! Enjoy this video that discusses the importance of not being afraid to leave mediocrity and the familiar behind to pursue your destiny and purpose!
How long has this been happening?...Anything is possible if a person believes. Mark 9:21, 23 NLT
Now is the time for you to experience all the dreams that God has placed in your heart! Yes, now is your time and this is your moment! Too often though, we place limits on what we can achieve based on past experiences. If we have been stuck in an adverse situation for a number of years, we reason that things can never change or get better in that particular circumstance.
In today's verse of Scripture, Jesus asked the father of a young man who was dumb and having violent seizures how long the young man had been in that situation to demonstrate that ultimately the power of God to improve circumstances is not limited by the length of a situation (Mark 9:21)! It does not matter how long your situation has been going on, if you can believe and see things getting better, ANYTHING is possible (Mark 9:23)! In fact, your life will be transformed and changed for the better the more and more you allow God to change your thinking patterns (Romans 12:2). Dream based on the vision in your heart of what lies ahead and not based on past defeats and limitations!
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Matthew 22:37-39
Sometimes in life we do not excel in our careers, businesses, and relationships because we do not feel worthy and are not properly loving ourselves. Often, we cannot even properly love others unless we first love ourselves! Although we may know in our minds that we deserve abundance (John 10:10), we must reprogram our hearts to receive that abundance (Proverbs 23:7) through understanding our righteous identity. It has been said that in life we do not receive what we want but who we are! Allow the love of God and self-love to fill your heart in order to manifest ALL the promises of God!