Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stop Grieving & Be On Your Way

1 Samuel 16:1 (NIV) The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”

No doubt it broke Samuel’s heart to realize that Saul’s reign as king was coming to an end, even though it was for the best. When God brings a season to an end, or even a relationship to an end in our lives, it can be painful - even if it’s for the best.

If God is currently bringing something to an end in your life, your church, or your business, consider what God said to Samuel: Fill your horn with oil and be on your way. Move on. Quit lamenting the past. Receive a fresh anointing and continue making progress.
  • You lost a staff member? Learn from it, grow, and be on your way.
  • You lost your job? Adjust the family budget, draw near to God, overhaul your outlook and be on your way.
  • A relationship came to an end? Maybe he/she just wasn’t worthy of you…delete their phone number off your cell and be on your way.
  • A friend of yours left church? Make a new friend and be on your way.

The oil of God’s anointing flows freely to those who make a conscious decision to stop mourning over what God has rejected. So fill up, and get moving.

There are some things in your life that have came to an end by the providence of God. Recognize it & accept it.

Be on your way today.