Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
II Corinthians 5:16-21
As you and build out your well-lived and joy filled life, behold, pay attention, please note you become anew. Becoming new indicates that you are moving, building forward in the things you believe should be, transforming you and your space to accommodate and support that which is promised to you, your life and life more abundantly. The becoming anew requires, necessitates a process for a Transformed Life. The process of your moving into your promise of life and life more abundantly indicates a shedding of the old so that you might have room for the new but also that you are prepared, can handle and work the new for your good. Where you were requires new things to meet new challenges and thus what was cannot now handle you new level of living. The old may be foundational but it has to adjust to your new environment. Such shedding, transforming of the old, reconciles you to the new space and the new reality of your present, adjusting for the new environment, requirements, and expectations. Reconciling brings in line you and your space with the reality of living in your promise. We need not worry because the new is the new, we may not understand or know or even be comfortable with what the space of abundance looks like, it is okay, you have as a result of your willing transformation been credentialed to operate in the fullness of your present reality. Your credentials is borne out of the experiences of the process that not only reveals God but your ability to adjust to your circumstances in order to handle and overcome that which challenges you in your new space. Go ahead and Occupy Your Promise by shedding, transforming you and your space, reconciling you and the space to support and sustain you on your new level with the appropriate credentials from your process of transformation that equips and forties you to handle and overcome your new challenges. Remember you cannot put new wine, live in the new space of your abundance in old wineskins!