The Lord has been speaking to me recently about not being under a spirit of Karma. Not knowing quite what this meant, I looked it up, and it actually encompasses two ideas:
1. Viewing the future in terms of what has happened in the past.
2. The future is dependent on thoughts, words, and actions of the individual
The Lord put this on my heart: “Some of you precious ones are viewing the future through lenses of the past. Through grids of pain or disappointment or impossibility that have held them back before. But this is a NEW TIME. What I have next does not have anything to do with what has gone before, so clear your expectations. Clear the fear that the same disappointments or failures may happen again, and view the future with eyes that are untainted, able to take it ALL possibilities of what I can do.
You also must release yourself from the idea that you can mess up your future. That one stray thought or action made will crumble the destiny I have for you. In forgiveness and repentance there is a CLEAN SLATE that has NO HOLD on your future. Release your future to be wide open and to be all I say it will be. Also release yourself as you bind up that karma spirit in your life! The new will not match the old. Get ready for new wine skins because the old cannot hold what I have next.”
“He also told them a parable: "No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. If he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.”
Luke 5:36-38 ESV