The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying,
“You have stayed long enough on this mountain.”
~ Deuteronomy 1:6 ~
I recall my first year of teaching. I loved my job, the children I taught and my coworkers. Although I drove an hour to work every day, I had made plans to stay another year. Little did I know, God had other plans for me in a new season. I would not be staying there past one year.
At first, I couldn’t fathom leaving the students behind. After all, I had accepted two coaching positions and had begun tryouts. How would I break the news to the students? Who would take my position? What would my principal say?
Many times, we become complacent and comfortable with our lives and think God has called us to continue on in a place, when in fact, He has only called us to be there for a season. During these seasons, he places people and situations in our path to build us up for the next level he has planned for us.
When following God’s plan for our lives we will not always have the answers or all the pieces. It’s hard to explain to others why we are moving on as well as come to grips with it ourselves, but when God says move, we have to be obedient. We must follow Him when we don’t have all the answers and when nothing makes sense. I call this walking by faith and you know without faith it is impossible to please God.
Maybe God is calling you to a different career of which you have no prior knowledge, or maybe he is calling you to move to a different location away from your comfort zone. Whatever He has put into your heart, follow it. Wherever He is leading you, know he has already made provisions for you to be there. Stop worrying about what people will say and how they will judge your decision. Don’t let fear cause you to stay in a place past your season.
Trust God and allow Him to operate in your life. Walk by faith and see His glory!