LaTrice Ryan Ministries
Last week, I stayed in several Hilton brand hotels. I usually return my room key at check out. I guess I was rushing when I left one city and I overlooked returning the key. When I arrived at my new hotel, as always I placed my room key in my bag. When I got to the door of my new room, I accidentally pulled out my old key to open my new door.
That's when God gave me the revelation....
You cannot open new doors using old keys!!!!
Insanity for me was trying to tackle new things with old approaches. I had to learn the hard way that when God allows me to walk into a new place, the new place may require me to challenge myself. We remain limited, stuck, and lackadaisical behind old doors simply because we do not want to face the challenge of change. Change can be intimidating. Change can be unpredictable. However, when we trust God during the change, He will make it worth our while. Isaiah 43:18-19 reads, "“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”
Isaiah 43:18-19 KJVA
The children of Israel were in Babylonian exile. God releases a word of redemption and release through the prophet Isaiah. God is telling them, " I know you have been exiled in captivity for over 70 years now. You maybe institutionalize or you may feel forgotten about. This time when I release you do not remember the former things. Don't even think about using your old keys in your new place because where I am taking you the old keys won't work. I am doing a NEW thing right now and you don't even know it!"
Beloved may I encourage you as the word of The Lord encouraged the children of Israel?
You are on the edge of a new season. This new season will require new strategies, new methods, new modalities, and new networks. God is stretching you in this new season. Which is why putting new wine in old wine skins won't work. Your old door cannot accommodate your new season. The Holy Spirit is releasing you to walk fully in your new season. You have been content with the old ways long enough. Throw away your old keys; they won't work in your new doors. I decree in the name of Jesus, you will never walk through that old door again. BEHOLD, God is doing a new thing; now it shall spring forth!!