Exodus 14:15, “Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go [move] forward.”

When God begins to move us to a new level, we will most likely encounter various forms of opposition. As He moves us forward [Israel], the devil [Pharaoh] wants to move us backward, or at least to cause us to stay where we are. He will orchestrate many thoughts or feelings designed to hold us back, so let me encourage you: Go ahead and commit to overcoming any opposition that will come against you.

Do not expect your transition to be easy. Know that the changes will have their challenges, and make a proactive decision to emerge victorious, by God’s grace, in every way.

One of the greatest barriers to moving forward to the next level is being too comfortable [Israel] functioning where you are. You may want something different, but when you move into it, you realize that the new assignment has no respect whatsoever for your comfort zone. It will stretch you, challenge you and be full of experiences that are unfamiliar to you.

Choosing to stay in your comfort zone may mean that you never go to the next level in God. He will not force you to embrace anything new, but I believe He wants you to do so in order to fulfill His purposes for your life. Any form of discomfort is worth overcoming in order to say ‘yes’ to the next great thing God has in stored for you.

You can’t start the next chapter if you continue re-reading the last one!

About Noel Pinnock and Lowell Pinnock

Noel Pinnock is a published author and recognized expert with over 25 years of experience in transforming under performing companies into positions of prosperity and optimum value. He specializes in strategic, operational, and tactical services. As a nationally certified public manager, he has been responsible for overseeing many large-scale organizational transformations. We are #4given, saved by the blood of Christ.
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