When God says let it go, let it go. If He says destroy it, destroy it:
1 Samuel 15:9 NLT
Saul and his men spared Agag’s life and kept the best of the sheep and goats, the cattle, the fat calves, and the lambs—everything, in fact, that appealed to them. They destroyed only what was worthless or of poor quality.
It is so easy to rid ourselves of poor habits and disruptive behaviors. We are more than willing to let unnecessary items go. We talk ourselves out of bad relationships and dead – end jobs. We will host parties and hold bonfires when we release unwanted items. . .
BUT, what happens when the habit, behavior, job or relationship is pleasing to you?
A big BUT, is normally what happens. But why? But it’s only . . .But I really like this person. . .But I don’t want to be alone.
Here’s the BUT: Bargaining Under Threat. In most cases we are unaware of the threat we are to our destiny. Holding on to things or people intensify this threat. The more comfortable we are the less we feel the need to change. Comfort is one of destiny’s greatest adversaries. We begin to negotiate a deal to keep the terrorists in our lives all while trying to devise a winning battle strategy. You can’t destroy the kingdom and keep the king.
Destiny requires radical obedience and unwavering sacrifice. Get rid of the but.
It’s time to let go!
Destiny is waiting . . .