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Lock the Door!

Last night, I was scrolling through Facebook and came across the following post: “I keep trying to reopen doors that have been slammed in my face.” This post spoke volumes to me. As soon as I read it, it was like cymbals clinging together in my ear drum. It felt like there was a celebration of the fact that maybe I finally understood the lesson life was trying to teach me in this season.

Ecclesiastes 3:1, 6 tells us, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away.”  Life experiences have a way to draw us in. Often times, we totally embrace what God places before us. We give our all to a job, a ministry role, a relationship, etc. We embrace these things so completely that when God says that it’s time to move, we have a hard time letting go.
Although some things and relationships will last, others are not intended to. We must remember that it’s ok to let go. Letting go is a requirement in order for us to grow and develop further into the man and woman that God created us to become.

Admittedly, I’ve struggled with letting go for the past three years. About a week ago, I came across the name and phone number of someone from my past. Said person was instrumental in me experiencing the deepest pain of my life and a brokenness that has taken much time to mend.  Less than five days later, I was standing face to face with said person for the first time in years. The blessing is beyond how spiritually equipped I was to handle the encounter. The blessing was in the greater lesson.
There is always a tie that bonds. I should have cut the tie three years ago but some internal force wouldn’t allow me to do so. I’d tried closing the door in the past but would crack it open from time to time just to let a little air inside. I recently let the door open slightly. However, this is not within the will of God.

As soon as I read the post last night, I was conflicted in my spirit. My comment to the post was “Sometimes, doors close for a reason. It’s hard to leave them closed, but you gotta do it. Go ahead and lock that thang up. Throw away the key and allow God to order your next steps!”  It’s time!
What are you holding on to that God has already told you to release?

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