This morning, God told me this:
“Sarah, it is time for you to go, grow, and let go.”
I finally came to this realization as I was journaling this morning. The Holy Spirit of God told me to do the following:
- Let of the past. Letting go of the past is freeing. For me, I had been holding onto baggage. Baggage that had been hindering my spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional growth. It caused me a great deal of unnecessary worry, stress, and emotional pain for the year of 2017. God told me, “Let it ALL go. Give it ALL to me. Come to me as you are. I can carry this burden that you have been carrying for the past year It is not necessary for you to carry it yourself.” ~”Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”~Matthew 11:28-30~
- Grow in the Woman I Have Called and Chosen You To Be. God has called me. Yet, He has chosen me for many things. I am now a news editor of Atlanta Christian Voice, a light to my twin sister (Yes, my twin sister as I have been seeing her a lot lately and talking to her about Jesus. God is good!! Pray for our relationship. 🙂 ), and a witness at First Baptist Church of Atlanta, my home church. I did not understand then why God allowed my friends from college to leave my life nor did I want to accept it then. He had a different and better plan for me. I can’t take everybody into this new phase of life and calling that He has chosen me specifically to fulfill. He set me apart from my college friends. He set me apart from the world. I am His daughter. Called and chosen for ministry, to serve others around me, and Jesus! Glory be to God and hallelujah!~”Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.”~Proverbs 31:30~
- Just Go, O Daughter of Mine. Go. This was God’s final word to me this morning. He told me to enter into His rest, and go into the future without fear. My Sunday School teacher at FBA has been going through a Bible study on Hebrews. She emphasized for us, as a class, to enter into the rest of Jesus so that we can see His perfect purpose and plan that He has for us. Our futures. Which is far better than what we could have ever thought of, dreamed, or imagined. I FINALLY came to grips with this reality. I let go and let God cut the ropes that held me bondage this past year. I let go and went. I entered into that rest that is of Jesus Christ. I am free. I am a child of God. I don’t need others’ approval or, “say so,” if you will, to tell me when to say, stay, or go. That is God’s job. Because Beloved, at the end of the day, it is what God tells you and not what others have said to you. So, I have chosen to GO and fulfill that commission that God has called me into for His destiny because His destiny is my destiny. This is not just a command for me. It is a command for me to fulfill. His mandate. His mandate is my calling for the rest of my life. I thank Almighty God for this truth. ~”Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”~Matthew 28:19-20.~
Since I have done all of these things out of obedience, I am at peace. The peace of God, which surpasses my understanding. It guards my heart and mind as I guard all of me in Christ Jesus.
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flows the springs of life.”~Proverbs 4:23~
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 4:6-7~
I thank Jesus for surrounding me with His love. I thank you beloved for reading this blog. May the Holy Spirit of God empower you to let go, grow, and live for His Kingdom as I have done. God bless you!