November has arrived, bringing with it the promise of new beginnings and higher aspirations. It’s a month for us to redefine our objectives, set new goals, and reach unprecedented heights in our personal and spiritual journeys. As unique individuals with distinct assignments, our pursuit of new heights is as diverse as we are. Whether it’s writing a book, pursuing higher education, scaling back on work, or spending more time with family, our journey to new heights is a personal and individualized quest.
To truly reach new heights, we must first have a clear picture of what we are trying to achieve. Just as height is the measurement from the top of something to its base, we need to assess where we currently stand and envision how high we want to go. This November calls for a new level of intensity and elevation in our lives.
Merriam Webster defines height as the distance from the top to the bottom of someone or something standing upright. This implies that an accurate measurement of height can only be obtained when the person or thing is in an upright position. Similarly, if we are to define our new heights, we must stand tall and upright. It’s a metaphorical stance that allows us to see clearly where we are and determine where we aim to be.
Perhaps, just like being measured at an amusement park, God is looking at our spiritual height and urging us to stand upright for accurate assessment. God’s love ensures that we are at the right level for the journey ahead. Sometimes, our desire to reach a particular place may be met with God’s evaluation of our current spiritual height, determining whether we are ready for the next level.
In this month of intentional growth, let’s focus on measuring and defining our new heights. Luke 1:5-23 provides guidance with five essential questions that help us in this introspective journey:
What is entailed in my new level?
To reach a new height, understanding the requirements of that level is crucial. Just as Zechariah and Elizabeth had specific responsibilities in their new season, we too must identify the tasks and commitments associated with our aspirations.
Where will I receive clarity?
Zechariah found clarity in his place of duty, the temple. Likewise, we need to identify the spaces or activities where we gain insight and understanding. It could be during a prayer walk, in nature, or in the midst of our daily routines.
What are the details entailed?
The prospect of reaching new heights may evoke fear and doubt. Similar to Zechariah’s initial hesitation, we might question our capabilities. However, pushing past these doubts can lead to great joy and gladness, becoming an inspiration to others.
What spirit and power will my new height possess?
Going beyond personal gain, we should consider the impact our new height will have on others. Our endeavors should not be solely self-centered but contribute positively to those around us.
What will be the outcome of this new height?
The final question prompts us to envision the manifestation of our new dimension. When we receive instruction in a place of clarity, it might take time to assimilate the details. However, the outcome, when realized, becomes a testimony that speaks louder than words.
Our new heights aren’t solely for personal gain; they should benefit others. When we define our unique heights, it becomes a source of inspiration for those around us. The journey might be challenging, but the joy and gladness at the end will be worth it. Others will celebrate with us, and our lives will silently proclaim the manifestation of God’s work.
In conclusion, let November be more than just a month. Let it be a season of intentional self-discovery, growth, and reaching new dimensions. Answer the five questions diligently, define your new height, and let the outcome be a celebration not just for yourself but for everyone around you. In the end, may your journey become a testimony of the Lord’s doing, inspiring others to embark on their unique quests for new heights and dimensions.
Published On: November 30th, 2023 / Categories: Identity /