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-by Kathleen Dillard

Day-17 New Things Are Messy (Part 2)

“See I am doing a new thing, now it springs up do you not perceive it?” -Isaiah 43:19

Today’s Word:

This is part two about new things and how they can be messy. New things are great. They give us something to look forward to, they break us out of ruts, and they are exciting. They carry the promise of “I get to do things and, I want to do things,” rather than the monotony of duty-bound things that we can get into. The one thing that people don’t tell you about a new thing is that its something that’s never been done before. Even though it’s exciting, it also means that it doesn’t look like anything else, and it’s not predictable. You can’t follow another pattern because it’s a new thing, and you’re in “pioneer mode.”

Here’s a few tips for you if you’re in that place right now, wondering why it’s such a mess:

1. Don’t expect a new thing to look like anything else.
2. Don’t try to pattern a new thing after an old thing.
3. Trust the Lord and just take the steps He tells you to.
4. Thank the Lord for His faithfulness even before everything is worked out.
5. Sign up for “enduring and persevering,” because faithful is He who has called you and He will bring it to pass. Amen.

Scripture:

“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 1:6

“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” -1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

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