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When the time comes

April 25, 2022

It’s a gut-wrenching and mind-blowing thing when the people you’ve been there for, poured into, and really sacrificed for walk away, lie on you, betray you, change their mind about you. I mean when you sow into others because you believe and they tell you that you’re building together. It’s nothing like pouring into someone for them to take what you’ve done and throw it back in your face.I think I understand more each day the exchange between the Prophet Samuel and God (1 Samuel 15:34-16:1). Samuel spent years with Saul, pouring into him, grooming him, helping him to grow into what God had for him. Samuel and Saul loved each other. But Saul messed up-he got the big head. Saul stopped obeying God after a while as King and God removed him from his position on the throne. Samuel was devastated. He was crushed and had a hard time moving through his grief. However, once God rejects something and says its time to move on-GO YOU GOT MORE WORK TO DO. I’M NOT DONE WITH YOU YET- the doing is of the utmost importance. When you’ve been called by God, that calling is going to cost you. Obedience and surrender to His Will and Purposes at all times is going to take you to and through some interesting things. But, God says that it’s all worth it-that He is the Lord God and there is none above Him.
God is always doing a new thing. And, I’m learning that He never wants us to be so tied to what was and looking back that we miss what He is doing and has in front of us. 
“The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; ” 1 Samuel 16:1
For those of us in seasons of transition where God is done with the old and has new, fresh plans and people, places, and things for us-I leave you with this: FILL YOUR HORN WITH OIL AND GO!