So Elijah went from there … 1 Kings 19:19
After God spoke to him, Elijah found a new life. He had another beginning in life. A man that wanted to die was now ready to live again.
Anyone can have a second life or chance. When you get a new vision, you’ll begin another life. New vision means you see differently now and have something to live for.
If you want a new life, if you’re tired of your present life, if you wish to start afresh, all you need is to get a new vision. Vision is powerful. People perish and become hopeless when there’s no vision; when there’s nothing to live for (Proverbs 29:18).
How do you find a new vision for your life? Very simple: You need an encounter. That encounter doesn’t have to be supernatural as in the case of Elijah. The encounter could be with God, a person, a book or something. It could even be after an incident, a tragedy, loss or sickness. That encounter will change your focus, interest or pursuit in life. The good news is this: You can make it happen now!
Such an encounter usually leaves us with an eureka moment; an eye opener. Suddenly, the scale falls from your eyes. You begin to see differently. What you’d thought to be the most important suddenly loses all value. You seem to gain a new perspective.
But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ (Philip 3:7).
That was a man that once boasted in his pedigree, educational achievements and religious exploits.
The encounter could lead to a 180 degree turn in direction. It could lead a university student to change their major; a manufacturer could change their product; a teenager could even change their friends as a result. Literally, anything can happen.
After such an encounter, Peter and his fellow fishermen left everything, including the family business, to follow a total stranger: So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed Jesus (Luke 5:11).