Redefining Past Outcomes

What if a closed door opens for you in this season? What if that moment of impossibility turns in your favor? What if things start to work out for you? You have been afraid to make decisions and choices based upon repeated outcomes. You have chosen to give up on future opportunities because of bad experiences. You have taken the wheel from God because you have not seen the results in which you had hoped for. Consistently facing closed doors, rejection and past failures can hinder us from reaching and understanding what lies ahead. We are often left navigating in the hurt and pain of the reminders of what did not happen. We become stuck in the memories of what was denied to us. The rejection of that previous opportunity replays incessantly throughout your day. You are not defined by that deficiency. If you are still operating from a place of doubt based on past encounters, you are still being driven by the apprehension of the fruitless results. Just because you have not seen the outcome yet, does not mean it is not coming. You gave up before the miracle, but God makes all things new. That outcome is still in the Hands of Jesus. Even though you have discounted and discarded those unsuccessful situations, God is using that defeat to excel you.

The details and particulars are being redefined and reconfigured for you. In moments of pessimism, redirect your focus on God rather than the outcome. Do not let the gloominess of adversity drive fear into what God is trying to accomplish through you. What you have shut off in your own strength is what God wants to use in His strength. What you have marked as over, God desires to reopen that door. What you have turned away from because of your unmet expectations, will be what God utilizes according to His purpose. As long as you are moving in the mindset of unbelief, you will overlook the fresh anointing over that situation in your life. This time may be the moment you have been anticipating. Here and now, God is redefining your past outcomes—Trust Him.

When Jesus was at the Lake of Gennesaret, He saw two boats that were left by the edge of the water. One of the boats belonged to Simon (later named Peter). Jesus sat in the boat and told Simon to “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon responded with telling Jesus that he had been trying all night, but failed to catch anything. Since Jesus told him to let down the nets—he did. Then the fishermen along with Simon caught several fish. The many fish broke their net. They also filled both boats and the boats began to sink. (Luke 5:1-6) Imagine if Simon and the fisherman had completely given up because of the outcome in that moment. They had tried and tried all night to no avail. They kept getting the same empty results. Jesus then stepped in and completely changed that moment for them. You may have experienced failed and unsuccessful attempts, but God will walk you through with new hope. God is going to give you a fresh encounter. The revelation that was given to Simon changed the game. God is going to show up for you, just like He did for Simon and the fisherman. His proclamation and directions will lead you to the groundbreaking redefined outcome that you have been seeking and praying about. This season will be a testament of how Jesus reinvented your circumstances and mindset. A new movement of the past experiences will introduce fresh perspectives and outcomes.

“It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.” -Psalm 119:71

“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.” -Psalm 37:23-24

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” -Proverbs 3:5-6

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