Fresh Hope – Day 276

Have you ever hosted a social event at your home and had a guest that didn’t figure out it was time to leave?

You’ve started to put away the food. The music has been turned off and everyone else, apart from the people that live there, have gone home. 

You try to be polite because you don’t want to ask them to leave.  

You drop hints about being sleepy and needing to get up early the next day, but the person remains oblivious to your subtle comments. 

You dim the lights and consider leaving them to lock up. You even think of excusing yourself so that you can get your pyjamas on, but fear that they still may be standing there at breakfast time.   

When they eventually do go, you’ve already made up your mind that they won’t be invited back again for quite some time, if ever!

Just like that party wasn’t meant to go on for ever, so it is with the current situation that you’re in – it’s not here to stay and neither are you. 

Maybe you’ve been relying too heavily on the comfort of your current life, thinking that this is how it’s always going to be, not taking the hint that it’s time to move on and trust God for the next party of your journey. 

Letting go is especially hard for some people, particularly fearful people.

Holding onto stuff will eventually block you from going to the next level in your life. 

We all hang on to things- people, relationships, jobs, houses – because we are afraid that nothing else will come along.  

Don’t limit your life with tunnel vision – it’s making you outstay your welcome in that safe place; instead, be prepared to fully trust God for the next part of your journey, knowing that He has greater things for you ahead.

Pastor Mark

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