From moving around the furniture in a room to changing the line-up of a team, rearranging can not only bring more success but also allow for better performance. It can create a different feel to a better flow. God delights in taking the old and making it new again! 2 Corinthians 5:17 assures us that in Christ, old things are made new. As you look at your life, take a few minutes and see what old things God is trying to make new?
Review the rooms in your heart and see what God is trying to reupholster, renew, redesign, rearrange, repurpose?
When it comes to being a follower of God, we must be flexible and winsome. We need to approach each day with childlike faith that allows us to accept new and different approaches to learning and living. How is God trying to reformulate your way of living out your faith?
Do you see all the pieces of the puzzle? What can be shifted or slid around to make a clearer picture?
What things need to shift? What things can be repurposed? What things need to undergo a transformation?
How could you rearrange your time?
How could you rearrange your schedule?
How could you rearrange your work?
How could you rearrange your desk?
How could you rearrange your closet?
Rearranging requires flexibility and paradigm shifts. It requires a new design template and being able to function in a different manner with the same tools or objects. How can you put into practice a new way of looking at the way you work, live, worship, dress, laugh, sleep? How would rearranging anything in your life affect something else?
38 “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 39 But I tell you, don’t resist an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 As for the one who wants to sue you and take away your shirt, let him have your coat as well. 41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” Matthew 5