Hi y’all! “All things have become new…” This verse popped into my head a few days ago. With the beginning of Spring and new growth happening, I couldn’t help but also think of new beginnings in our lives. For some it may be a new job, a new marriage, or even a new relationship with Christ. But, whatever the circumstance may be, this verse holds incredible meaning for it!
2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.”
Disclaimer- I am NOT a professional life coach, therapist, or ordained minister. These are simply suggestions and pieces of advice that have helped me and my family. If you are looking for professional help please quit reading now. But if you are looking for helpful tips please read on!
ALL THINGS CAN BECOME NEW
As we all know life can throw some serious curve balls. (2020 was a prime example of that!) And in those moments of change we can feel like life has lost all meaning. However, changes for the worst could be what’s leading us into that better life that we have been praying for.
For example, you may have lost your job, but would you have had that push to start your own business if you hadn’t? Or maybe you are now married to the love of your life, but only because you had your heart broken after a longterm relationship ended.
As you can see in these examples, the bad doesn’t have to be permanent. Nor does it need to define your life. Something old can become new. So, instead of sitting in your sorrow, try walking through it to come out victorious on the other side!
How to turn the old into new
Two of our biggest hindrances in creating our new beginning are the feelings of hopelessness and being unworthy. As we all know, the devil will try his hardest to convince us that this is our new life and there’s nothing we can do about it. However, God has a different plan!
2 Corinthians 5:17 says it all- “Old things have passed away and behold all things become new.” God wants the best for His children. But sometimes He also allows us to go through trials to help create grateful hearts within us. As well as, show us the we are capable of more than we think we are.
But how do you actually take the old and create something new out of it? By using the 4 P’s.
Ask God for guidance and peace – Proverbs 3:5-6 (If you would like to read my devotional on this scripture click here.)
Find what inspires you – Jeremiah 29:11
Not only should you cast all doubt aside, but also encourage yourself as you would a friend – Isaiah 41:10, Phillipians 4:13
Always remember to thank God for the bad, the good, and everything in between!
The old is gone, all things have become new
Now that you know it is possible to leave the old behind and create something new, it’s time to apply that knowledge. Creating a new life or even repurposing your old one isn’t as scary as it sounds. Firstly, there are many resources out there to shine a light on your path. And secondly, you hold the key to your purpose in your heart. (Jesus.)
Another way is to drawl inspiration from those who have “been there, done that”. (e.g. your pastor, family, friends.) As well as, by memorizing some scriptures. By doing so you will be better equipped when the devil comes to steal your purpose and praise! God made you special, He made you unique, and He created you for more than this!
I truly hope this article helped inspire you, as well as guide you into your new beginning!
My suggestion for you is to keep a journal. It’s a great way to track the progress God is doing in your life, as well as using it as a way to unleash your frustrations in a written prayer. Another tip is to keep a section for inspirational quotes. By doing so you can go back and read them again when you need a little extra inspiration!
If this devotional helped or inspired you in any way please leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you! Also, I wish you all the best in your new journey! God bless!