It’s Time To Move On!
‘Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding.’ Hebrews 6:1 NLT
Is what worked for you in the past not working now? Maybe there’s a habit you need to change or an approach you need to reconsider. Regardless of what it is, don’t become so settled that you can’t let go and move on when you need to. They say the hermit crab looks for a shell that fits him and lives there until he outgrows it. At that point he has to scurry along the ocean floor and find a bigger one—a process that repeats itself throughout his entire life.
So, here’s the question: are you clinging to something that no longer fits your life just because it’s easy and familiar? David said, ‘You have freed me when I was hemmed in and enlarged me when I was in distress.’ (Psalm 4:1 AMPC) You must be willing to move out of your comfort zone and deal with a little ‘distress’. That’s what makes you grow. Patience and persistence are admirable qualities, but they don’t work in situations you’ve outgrown. Instead of ‘hanging in’ and trying harder, at certain points in life you have to stop and ask yourself, ‘Is this situation good for me?’ If you’re not sure, ask God for ‘an understanding heart so that [you] can… know the difference between right and wrong.’ (1 Kings 3:9 NLT) And when He tells you what to do—do it—even though at first it won’t feel comfortable. When God says it’s time to move on, it’s because there’s another shell out there designed to fit you even better.
SoulFood: 2 Tim 1–4, Lk 22:54–62, Ps 19, Prov 24:19–22
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2018