When it’s Time to Move
‘NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE
EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN’ HEBREWS 11:1.
When your passion for something fades, the grace to accomplish usually goes with
it. Does that mean it’s time to leave what you’ve invested so much in? Here are a
Lord, as I focus on
1) Get away and rest. Stress-fi lled minds are not noted for coming up with good
pressing forward in
answers. Spend time with God. He’s already determined your future (Isaiah 46:10).
the plans You have 2) You’re not the only one involved. If you don’t know how (or you’re unwilling) to
for my life, help pass the baton to someone who can take things to the next level, you lose, they lose
me to really start to and the dream loses. When you’ve killed your giant, get out of the way and let the
take steps towards next person kill theirs.
making those plans 3) Don’t just focus on what you’re leaving behind. Think also about what you’re
a reality. When
taking with you when you go; like self-worth, wisdom, faith for the next challenge
that means I need
and the joy of knowing you’ve done the will of God. Listen: ‘I have brought You
help, Lord let me
glory on earth by completing the work You gave Me to do’ (John 17:4 NIV).Faith is
be humble enough
a ‘substance’. You can take it with you wherever you go. It’ll grow in any climate,
to be a team player
thrive in any economy and move any mountain. It’s the voice within you that says,
and when that
‘I can’t wait to see what God has for me next.’ It’s the greatest evidence that what
means I may need
you can conceive, by God’s help, you can achieve!
to re-evalute things
in my life, even if it
means making new Who Are You Following?
friends, give me
‘REMEMBER THOSE WHO RULE OVER YOU, WHO HAVE SPOKEN THE
the boldness to do
WORD OF GOD TO YOU, WHOSE FAITH FOLLOW, CONSIDERING THE
that in Jesus’ Name.
OUTCOME OF THEIR CONDUCT’ HEBREWS 13:7.
Some people can take less and do more with it because they’ve got faith. Speaking
of these people, God says, ‘Follow them.’ Let’s break this verse down: a) ‘Remember
those who have the rule over you.’ Are you willing to submit to authority? If not, your
future’s not very bright b) ‘Who have spoken the Word of God to you.’ Who feeds
you spiritually? Your hunger, not your talent, determines your future c) ‘Whose faith
follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.’ Who should your mentor be?
Somebody whose faith produces the results you want.
How did Elisha earn the right to wear Elijah’s mantle? 1) By recognising and
pursuing him, regardless of where the journey took him 2) By honouring him,
especially when others didn’t 3) By drawing water from his well, until he had some
in his own 4) By serving him, knowing that if you can’t serve, you’ll never qualify
to be served 5) By obeying him. ‘Isn’t that glorifying an individual?’ you ask. No!
Paul told Timothy to follow him as he followed Christ. You don’t follow the man; you
follow God in the man! You catch his mantle by receiving his instructions, standing
on his shoulders and making his hindsight your foresight. Today, ask God to bring
such a person into your life.
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