What’s Next?

Bridgette Hammers


“Are We Asking The Right Question”

As we run into a new year, many of you are already asking, What’s Next?  These two words have paralyzed with fear for years.  Am I the next…? God, What’s next?  NEXT!!  I wrestled with God over his plans for my life as if he needed my approval before he could move forward.  He began to teach me the reason his response was always silence, was because I was asking the wrong question.  It’s not what’s next?  It’s what’s new?  God’s word says that he is doing a new thing not a next thing.   His mercies are next?  Nope! His mercies are new every morning.  There is something about God that loves for us to have a daily walk with him.  Trusting him for the “new” each morning.

God is infinitely creative and does not need anything from us.  He has created each of us so uniquely that not one of our journey will be identical- not one!  I found myself making plans for God’s purpose in my life.  Strategically planning and dreaming how each step would unfold.  Finding myself extremely frustrated that my best laid plans were not lining up with God’s plan.  I was making battle plans for the One who knows the future, for the One who is beyond space and time, for the One who knew me before I was even formed in my mother’s womb.  I would ask him, “Am I the Next…..  Who-ever”?  

He began to break it down real simple for me.  I’m not running my plans by you.  Bridgette, you can trust me in my greatness and faithfulness or you can live in anxiety and fear.  It’s your choice.  I wish I could say that I was smart enough to let go in that moment, but I wasn’t.  It took God allowing me to go to one of the darkest places I’ve ever been to admit, “I don’t got this”.  I need his plan, his way, and I trust whatever that is.  

God doesn’t use the same battle plan twice.  He is not a god that needs to duplicate his winning plan/plans.  He does not need a formula.  He can use a stone in David’s hand, He can use 3 jewish boys to defy a king in a fiery furnace, and he can use an unknown, unqualified chick to lead thousands into battle with only a mic in her hand.  

You see God is not up to what’s next.  This is how the world plans and thinks.  God is up to what’s new.  So as we prepare for the new year, let’s bend our ear to God’s heart and ask “what’s new”.  What new thing is God doing and let’s go slay our enemy in battle.



Lamentation 3:22-24

Psalm 139


Bridgette Hammers Reckless Conference

I am so excited to announce the “Reckless” Women’s Conference being held October 25th and 26th @ Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco, TX.  I have been invited to lead worship for this amazing event.  Reckless will have a dynamic speaker, Jen Hatmaker.  She is currently speaking at Women of Faith across the nation and was on The Today Show in June.  Her passion for women to step out of their comfort zones for Jesus will inspire you to reach beyond yourself and take the challenge to be “Reckless”.  The conference will be Friday night through Saturday at noon.  Teenage girls are invited to attend as well.  We have reserved a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites in Frisco for those of you that want to bring a few friends and make a girls night of it.  The after party will be held on Friday night after the first session.

Many of you have asked about bringing your whole women’s groups.  Please fill free to call Anne Watson at Preston Trail to see if group seating is available. Please let Preston Trail know that you are coming with Bridgette.  For registration please follow the link below. Keith and I greatly appreciate each of your support as we walk into the next chapter of our lives in worship ministry.  I personally can not wait to see you there and see what God is doing in each of your lives.  Have a wonderful day!
Preston Trail Community Church
10501 Main St., Frisco, TX
.: Bridgette Hammers :.