So why does this people go backward,
and just keep on going—backward!
They stubbornly hold on to their illusions,
refuse to change direction. Jeremiah 8:5 (MSG)
It takes little or no courage to continue living in the same unhealthy patterns. We perpetuate cycles and systems that drain life from our souls because it’s what we know and there is fear doing anything different. The unknown terrifies us more than the muck in which we find ourselves wading each day.
Yet if it is Life we wish to experience in abundant and increasing measure, than a change of direction is required. Illusions to which we have firmly grasped must be released, old patterns of thought and behavior must be left behind, and new relational systems must be established.
When we walk with Jesus, old things must surely pass away. New things must surely come.