If you have struggled with your professed, confessed but not yet possessed New Year’s resolution ask yourself if you tried to do what so many of us done. “Did I add to before taking away? “Did I remove the old before bringing in the new?
In short, remove, tear down, get rid of and toss in the trash the old before you bring in the new…clean your house before bringing in your new furniture. "And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins." Mark 2:22 In the same manner, your new thoughts, ideas, goals, visions and relationships call for a new and clean place take residence. This may include getting rid of your old clothes that bring about old behaviors, getting rid of old trinkets from your past relationships that you are holding onto for the ‘just in case’, kicking to the curb those acquaintances that keep you in the past telling you what you don’t need to do or need to go! Simply tell them to ‘take a number, go to the back of the line and wait until you call for them!’
In building up, "your job is to pull up and tear down, take apart and demolish, then start over, building and planting.”- Jeremiah 1:10
Believe me I am in the same process as you are. Here’s my situation, I have set a goal to transform my body within a certain amount of weeks. In order to prepare my muscles for this challenge, I have to tear them down to rebuild them to become leaner, stronger and toner ones. This way they are ready for the new weights I put on them and the new pressure I put them through. Without tearing them down, I can’t rebuild them!
I encourage you to throw away all those ‘Cant’s and open up some ‘CANS’…You CAN be a better wife or a better husband, You CAN be healthier, You CAN loose the weight, You CAN read your bible for 15 minutes a day, You CAN get out of debt, You CAN buy your home, You CAN commit to eating clean and healthy, You CAN workout for 15 to 30 minutes for 2 to 3 days a week, You CAN get that job, You CAN pass that class, You CAN stop lying, stealing, smoking, cursing and gossiping. YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STREGHTENS YOU….IN JESUS NAME!!!!!!!!!!