God said to me as He said to Moses in Exo 6:3 -“…I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I NOT KNOWN TO THEM.”
The generation of our fathers “is passed”, they are done!
God is handing over to us new revelations and directions; an explanation of our own frequent unexplained dissatisfactions – a form of burning bush kindled by God but that is not consumed. He is drawing our attention, so that our lives will not be a recurrence of our elders results.
And for our lives to not be a recurrence of our elders’ result we must take responsibility today, we must respond. And our response determines our result. Our response must be that of “arising to anoint the future” rather than working to make our elders see our reasons. It’s like labouring on the hard part.
God told Samuel (1 Sam 16:1)…How long wilt thou mourn for Saul…? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
This is not a mere change of leadership, it’s the change of a generation. A form of forceful push at stagnation.
And stagnation is the bane of posterity; a threat to the coming generation.
T. D Jake’s put it this way – Stagnation is the danger of traditional thinking. The wisdom of our elders could have been great for the time when we heard them. But a progressive and a continual reassessment will avoid the pitfall of applying an antiquated ideology that causes us to expend effort but doesn’t get desired result.
This is the reason we must build on a solid foundation. We must be clear on our vision for our desired outcome – by revelation, inspiration or aspiration.
There must be clarity of purpose coupled with tenacity; resilience and relentlessness.
At a level, it’s like a reinvention of some sort; an act of replacing the old with the new.
I once said that REINVENTION is the ESSENCE of RELEVANCE in business, ministry, marriage and life in general. An ACT of replacing the OLD with the NEW; a deliberate EFFORT to driving individual, relational, and organizational ADVANCEMENT. The OLD is not RECYCLED, nor is it totally IGNORED, while the NEW is THOUGHTFULLY EMBRACED.