When It’s Time to “Move On!”

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October 11th, 2021 · by Tom Stuart · Overcoming, Relationship with God

“Some time later the brook dried up.” 1 Kings 17:7 NIV

Most of us don’t like change because it is usually perceived as loss; and being forced to leave the known to go into the unknown, is not only inconvenient, but brings us face to face with our fears of failure and lack.

But the fact of life is, that times and seasons change and the brooks that sustain and refresh us do dry up; but as it was for Elijah, it is the call of God to move on in order to fulfill the destiny He has for us.

There is an old American Indian tribal saying that “when the horse is dead, dismount.” Applied to this scenario it is a challenge to realize that whatever it is we have been relying upon to take us where we want to go has ceased serving that purpose, and it’s time to leave it behind and move on.

From Abraham on, we learn that living a life of faith repeatedly requires leaving things behind if we are to possess God’s best. And so we can gladly choose to give up what has lost its value to gain what is of immeasurable worth.

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