God bless you,
Today I’m writing about the fact that you know that there is shift coming but at the end your at the same place. Or the fact you feel like your on a level for a long time but your not moving forward, it seems like your been stuck for quite a time and you just don’t know why. Well we as Christians want grow but we don’t want to leave things behind we want to carry the whole baggage of years ago into something new and God has been telling you for a while you have to let go but your not letting go. Realise and understand this in order for God to shape you into His own image; every time that a shifting must take place in your life you must leave something behind there need to be a sacrifice in your life. It will cost you something, it is the price you have to pay.
You see the scripture says in Romans 12:1-2 (MSG)
1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
For you to grow and to be promoted by God you have to do something for in return. When you came to Christ you had to made the decision between staying in the world or start following Jesus, Accept His living terms for things to work out for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. You had to look at your friendships you have build through year and choose who you will hang with, who will contribute to your new life in Christ. You had to look through your habits and make the decision to quit smoking, dealing drugs, selling yourself for a cheap price and being used by others. Sometimes you have indeed let go but there is still something from the past living in you. A rage, a pain or another baggage you don’t want anyone to know off.
Every lift as a description of how much weight you can bring into before the door closes and take you to another floor. And you may try to take more and later find out the lift wont work and your stuck in the lift. It’s the same with sometimes He asks from us to break friendships that are not fruitful, sometimes He requires us to be alone so He can deal with us, He even sometimes ask us to throw things out we don’t want to get rid of. This is a sacrifice you have to make.
I can remember my first time flying to Holland I packed my bags but I had overweight and the price I had to pay was so extremely high that there was no other option to leave some behind. And I’m opening this luggage and wondering of which peace of clothing I will leave behind this can be stressful. So I had to be brave and make a sacrifice (for me it felt that way, love shopping) and leave a quart of it out. You see and when I finally got here I forgot completely of those clothes because now I was elsewhere where shopping was on a whole other level. Every stage brings his own things. #lifelessons
You see Elijah was the master of Elisha and Elisha knew He was going to loose Elijah. Elijah twice tried to leave Elisha behind but it didn’t work cause Elisha was determined to go with him. So Elijah asked Him what is it you want me to do for you before I depart. Elisha answered and said that he wanted to be Him with the same anointing. Elijah replied that is gonna be difficult but when God glory come and you are looking than you will receive what was mine. So it happens. This was planned long before so it worked out for good. (Passage 2 Kings 2:1-14) It was not meant to be for them to be forever together. A new level started for Elisha when Elijah was taken from him.
With loving regards,