Happy New You!
Happy New You!
2 Corinthians 5:17 The Passion Translation
Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. [a] Behold, everything is fresh and new.[b]
Well, 2020 is finally here! An entire decade is behind us and we can now move forward with a fresh mindset. I believe there are so many new things that await us in 2020. Some of you may already be experiencing them. I know I am!!!
I want to share with you some of the things that Holy Spirit put in my heart to share with my congregation as I was preparing for the first Sunday of 2020.
We all know how it goes. Everywhere we turn we greet everyone with, Happy New Year! We say it without thinking because it is just programmed into our brains to do so. Whether we mean it or not. Whether we believe it or not. Whether we expect it or not, we still say it.
But this year Holy Spirit switched it up on me. I heard Him clearly say to me, ‘Happy New You’! I don’t know what it was, but changing just that one word literally shifted my perspective and my expectation for 2020 and beyond. As soon as I said those words out loud new things began to come alive in my spirit! As Dr. Alexis Maston says all the time, words create worlds!
I am sure that was the intent of Holy Spirit. He was letting me know that I was not only crossing over into a new year but a new me! Suddenly I had a new mindset and new desires. I saw new assignments and new relationships coming into my life (2 Corinthians 5:17 ).
Needless to say, when I came down from my high, fear tried to grip my heart. Whenever there is talk about letting go of what we know to embrace what we don’t know, fear looks for an opportunity to block our movement. Fear puts the spotlight on our inadequacies, our weaknesses, and any other area where it can expose our shortcomings. Truthfully, in the past, I would have listened and retreated. I would have come into agreement with the spirit of fear while holding tightly to the old order.