“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”– Isaiah 43:18-20
We believe that God has something incredible for you in 2019! It doesn’t matter what you went through or even what you did this past year, the new is coming. God can use the mistakes you’ve made to bring you towards what He has for you.
Your mind was actually engineered by God to be drawn to all things new. No matter what you may have heard, your Heavenly Father is not a God of strict old traditions. He has a fresh start for you this year! Let’s take a look at four ways that God will give you a fresh start in 2019:
I. Fresh Vision
God will never set you on a new journey without giving you a fresh vision. We don’t just need a fresh start, we need a fresh vision for that start. Our part is to move into the new territory of the God-sized vision He gives us. Let go of the past and grab ahold of the new vision. You can’t hold onto the old and embrace the new at the same time.
II. Fresh Perspective
We were never designed to do life on our own and sometimes we have to push past our pride to allow others around us to keep us accountable. Humility allows the right people in and gives us the wisdom to let the wrong relationships go. Pride stops progression. Humility opens doors.
III. Fresh Direction
You can trust God to guide you every step of the way. He will never leave you on your own or tell you to do it all by yourself. God will protect your vision. On your end, you have to be careful not to accept everyone’s voice into your life. Trust your gut. Not everyone is going to give you the right advice and some may even try to manipulate you. However, God is faithful will direct you through His word, prayer, and the right people.
IV. Fresh Forgiveness
Lastly, never forget that with a fresh start comes God’s mercy, grace, and forgiveness. God forgives us and we forgive others. The only way to receive this is through Jesus Christ. The enemy’s goal is to steal, kill and destroy but Christ came to bring abundant life. His mercies are new every day!