While our past can be one of our greatest teachers it often becomes a prison. Why? Let’s be real. It’s because it’s easier to continue old ways of doing things and old thought patterns then it is to change and form new ways of thinking.
Perhaps life would be more enjoyable to some if it was easy, but really, where is the fun in that? Adventure, now that’s life. If you only look for the easy you will remain in a prison of “comfort,” “convenience,” and “same.”
Innovation, freshness, seasons, creativity, and change. Now you’re talking. This is life.
While humans are routine beings and creatures of habit we are just as much innovative and creative creatures. The wheel, fire, pyramids, the Sistine Chapel, Beethoven’s Overture, trains, gasoline, electricity, cars, computers, ipads, etc. We were created for creativity, there is a drive in us to innovate.
It is when we buck against that drive, allow fear to hold us back, and refuse to enter into the creative spirit that we cease to exercise this inherent part of our humanity.
Refuse to hold back. Refuse to remain. Refuse to stay chained by the deathly grip of the all too familiar justifications we succumb too such as, “This is how it has always been done… This is the only way I know how… I have never done it that way before… If someone would have taught me better… If it ain’t broke then don’t fix it…”
“This is how it has always been done” allows for the possibility that it can be done different and better.
“This is the only way I know how” allows for the opportunity for learning, growth, and furthering yourself.
“I have never done it that way before” allows for history to be made and you to be a history maker.
“If someone would have taught me better” allows for you to gain a greater vision to teach others and think multigenerationally.
“If it ain’t broke then don’t fix it…” No, perhaps it needs to be broken and taken apart to see how it can work even better!
Today is the day you move forward and break free from the chains of the past. Today is the day you pursue your future with a lively and creative spirit. You were made by a great God for great things. Go get it!
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Where in your habits, thinking, faith, work, or relationships are you allowing the chains of the past to hold you back from creatively moving forward in your life?