Often it is hard for us to step into the new thing that God is doing because we are still clinging to the old. The Jews in exile probably could not imagine that God was going to do as great a thing with them as he had done when he brought their ancestors out of slavery in Egypt. The Jews in exile probably worshipped the glory days of Israel as they were told stories about the reign of David and his son Solomon. They could not conceive that they themselves were going to be part of a new story of God’s great work.
What are you holding on to from your past? Is it keeping you from stepping into the new thing that God wants to do with you and through you?
Along with the Apostle Paul, and every child of God who has ever lived or will live, we need to focus on one thing today.
But this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14)