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What are you still holding onto?

Posted: April 05, 2017

In my adult life, I have moved and started completely over in a new place more than once. Each time I’ve moved, a transition period takes places, where I must come to terms with leaving one place and accepting a new place as home.

The first time I moved, I left my home of 22 years, all my family and friends, and started completely over, knowing no one but my husband. My first week in our new home, I got rear-ended (and the person drove off immediately!), accidently caught our dinner on fire in the oven, and there was a hurricane AND an earthquake (not even kidding!). In all honesty, I cried and cried, complaining to my husband that we had moved to “Nineveh,” because I hated everything there, didn’t want to be there, and was sour that God had called us there.

As much as I hated our “Nineveh” at first, I knew God had called us there, and I knew I wouldn’t be satisfied living there until I obeyed God and settled it in my heart that this is where He was planting me for that season of my life. I wouldn’t be able to fulfill all of God’s purposes for me in my new location until I released my desire to move back home.

Maybe you’ve felt that way before too. Maybe you feel like God is calling you somewhere, or to something, that you aren’t fully pursuing because you won’t let go of what you are still holding onto. Jonah wasn’t able to deliver his message to the Ninevites until he let go of his fear and fully obeyed God.

What is it that you’re still holding onto while God is saying, “go?”

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other.”
- Matthew 6:24 NLT

Lord, help me to let go of that which is holding me back from fulfilling your call on my life. Thank you for the calling on my life, and help me to obey you completely, trusting that you will take care of me in the process. In Jesus’ name, amen.