Friday, November 23, 2007

Keep Moving Forward Part 5

Dealing with failure is sometimes an area that can keep us from experiencing a breakthrough. This week we been looking at three points we took from a quote by Walt Disney and are using them as a spring board forward to new levels in our lives.

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things - because we're curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We're always exploring and experimenting.” Walt Disney

In the first two parts, Part 1 and Part 2, we set the stage for this weeks blog posts. In Part 3 we talked about our first point, Keep Moving Forward. In Part 4 we discussed how we need to Open New Doors.

Today, I want to discuss the third and final point: DO NEW THINGS.

This is somewhat similar to part three in which we talked about opening new doors. If you find you are stuck in a rut sometimes one of the best things you can do is try something new.

This might be a new way of doing something. There is a saying, "If you want something you've never had, you've got to be willing to do something you've never done." It is futile to think that you will get new results by doing the same thing you've done all along.

I often see this in churches. Many pastors are wanting to experience a breakthrough in attendance. Only problem is that they keep doing it the same way. Only thing they really change is maybe praying a little harder. Problem is, it's not the prayer part that is the problem. God already wants them to succeed. He wants to build His church. But why isn't it working. Could be a variety of reasons, which is why they may need to do something new or take a new approach.

This works in every area of our life, whether as an individual or a organization. Trying something new or trying a new approach to a problem could lead you to the breakthrough you are looking for.

In Isaiah 65:17 it says God "...will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind."

I think that could be a breakthrough approach for you as you go to a new level. Create something new and don't remember the old. Forget that failure. Squash it. Do something new and make a difference.

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