As you transition from one level or place to the next, your priorities have to change. New doors opening for you will bring great opportunities but also potential challenges.
You will be saying yes' to some things you may have turned down in the past. But you will also have to say a gentle but firm no' to some things that you would normally have readily agreed to. This will take wisdom, discernment and the courage to risk displeasing some people.
The temptation will to keep saying yes' to both the old routines as well as to the new opportunities. This will cause you expend all your energy on things which are no longer your assignment and leave you with nothing to pour into the new thing God is bringing you into.
Be very careful at this time not over-extend yourself. Create margin and space for God to fill with the new. Don't just add to your life; replace the old with the new. For every yes you will need to say a 'no’.
“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. 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.”
1 Corinthians 5:7
“Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch - as you really are.“
“All you need to say is simply 'Yes' or 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
“The old has gone, the new is here!”
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