Freedom Friday: We Can’t Stay Here

At the time I should be posting Freedom Friday, I will instead be speaking at a women’s retreat. I’m looking forward to it!

I want to leave you with this thought.

I have a stirring in me lately, a “holy discontent” as Bill Hybels would say.

The whisper to my soul is this:

“We can’t stay here.”

Last week, we talked about feeling stuck. Sometimes, we stay stuck of our own accord. We make choices that keep us stuck, or we don’t make the choices we need to in order to get unstuck.

Other times, we are just content where we are. That can be complacency, but more often, it’s a sense of peace and satisfaction at what God has done and is doing in our lives.

Then comes the whisper to our souls. The tender, loving call of God.

The gentle prodding, the kind yet persistent nudge, that is saying, “We can’t stay here.

“I know you’re comfortable and content. I am amazed at the child of God you are becoming, of the person I created you to be that is emerging.

“I love you. Passionately. Lavishly. But I’m asking you to take my hand.

“We can’t stay here.”

Have you heard this whisper? Have you responded? Or are you trying to ignore it, content in where you are?

It often comes without guidance. Its purpose is sometimes not to promptly direct us, but it is a preparation, a depositing of an expectation.

God is moving, and I have a choice. I can go with Him, or I can dig my heels in and not move.

If God is speaking this to you today, I encourage you to pray about it. Surrender your fears and desires. Dive deep into His Word. Tell someone about the stirring in your soul, and ask them to pray with you. Prepare yourself for His direction.

Despite the choice we make, God’s calling is clear.

“We can’t stay here.”

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