Life is filled with many seasons, many cycles, and many transitions. We used to sing an old song in the little church in the quaint town that I grew up in that said ” Time is filled with swift transition, nought of earth unmoved can stand….build your hopes on things eternal…..hold to God’s unchanging hand.” In life there are always circumstance and situations that are trying to distract and detach you from the NOW moments in your life. These are moments that I believe determine what the future of my life will look like based on the decisions I am making NOW.
The enemy is always lurking and stirring up distractions and interference to get you to looking at what’s around you, and what’s behind you, so you never focus on what is in your ” NOW SPACE .” Look at what God says to the prophet in Isaiah 43:18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old… 19 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. Notice what he tells him first of all…..Remember not the former things, neither the things of old…. you see the greatest enemies of your NOW are the past and the future. The problem with both of these is that you don’t have either of them NOW! One is a shadow of what has been, and the other is a hope of what might be, but the most powerful time in your life is the NOW season that you are in…. You posses the power to change the destiny of your life right now! The problem is when we look at our NOW through the pain of our past it creates fear and anxiety in my NOW moment that threatens me and causes a temporary paralysis so that rather than moving forward and pressing toward the mark, I become depressed and stupefied so that I cannot rightly discern the season that I am in.
God tells the prophet I’m going to do a new thing…but he doesn”t leave it up to his imagination as to when he will do it….Notice what he says…” I will do a new thing:” the semi colon lets us know that this is a complete thought. But then He says, ” NOW it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it… God says to them I’m about to do something new, and I’m about to do it NOW. But, the question is when he does it, will you know it, or will you be busy looking at secondary realities, which are all the things in the natural that the enemy does to preoccupy our thought life and get us busy chasing the rabbits of secondary reality. Or, will you look at the primary reality which is the real thing that you ought to be looking towards. The bible says looking unto Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith….. The things that are invisible control the things that we see, so then if you can see it, then it is secondary. Your circumstance is secondary, your health issue is secondary, your money, marriage, and ministerial problem’s are secondary……. but God’s word is primary.
The book of 2 Corinthians 4: 18 gives us a clear understanding of primary and secondary reality…. it says, ” While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal. Another translation says that the things that are seen are subject to change….. In other words if you can see it, then it is changing…. You just need patience to wait until your change comes. Don’t let something temporary separate you from that which is eternal. You must not let something that is changing, change you or change what you believe about the God who never changes. You have an opportunity to live victoriously NOW! I will continue this topic in my next post because it is too vast to cover in one sitting. God bless you until next time… Remember NOW is your best time, so let God do it NOW!