All of us are going through some
kind of transition, whether physical or spiritual. These really are changing
times, and for that reason we are encouraged to stay focused on the task at
In the last stages of moving out of our house that has been a part
of my life for the last 29 years, I thought it was going to be a breeze; the
breeze turned into a turbulent wind! So many emotions surfaced that I didn’t
know were still active. Fooled me! I love this house. It's funny how we become
so attached to something, and don't realize how great the attachment is until
we are about to separate from it. I love this house. Lots of history here. We
are reminded from time to time not to become so attached to things of this
world. It is all temporary. We are to be good stewards over it, share it, and
at the same time be willing to give it up at the drop of a hat...if He says so.
So, when it is time to transition from one temp dwelling to another, it should be
fairly easy. SHOULD BE.
Perhaps I have become a little bit too attached. However, I shall get over it!
How many times has He said to get rid of a certain attitude,
jealousy, the unnecessary sharp tongue? Let’s see…what about self-centeredness,
being angry about everything but the real thing…sin, or spiritual competition
(who does that!). On moving day this stuff has to get tossed. It’s a lot and it will not fit at all in the
next place. If it is insisted, you may
have to stay where you are…spiritually speaking.
You never know how much stuff you have until you have to bag it
all up. We have had to downsize, give away some things, sold some things,
stored some. God is downsizing us too. He’s cutting away things that there is
no room for in the new place. You know, things that are not holy and
I'm packing up and getting
ready to go. If it doesn’t fit in the brand new bag, it’s outta
here! But we are also making sure that we pack the right things to move into
our next level of anointing, as well.
The task at hand is to let go of junk that is not needed, and only
carry in your spirit that which will minister, and get you into the new
temporary place. We are ever changing and being transformed to look more and
more like Him!
Are you prepared to let it all go at any given moment? Think about
that. Moving Day is here, and we are in the last stages of moving out.
Carol Blackwell is a Swordtalk contributor and Founder of Down to Earth Writing. She ministers with her husband Pastor Darryl Blackwell.