Memories, nostalgia, affection and emotional investment can make it hard to cut some ties and move on!!
The prophet Samuel found himself in such a situation. Having anointed Saul as the first king of Israel, he must have taken Saul's failures really personal.
1 Sam 16 opens with a sad picture of the prophet. "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.” 1 Samuel 16:1
Though God had told Samuel He was done with Saul, Samuel was not ready to move on. He was still mourning over Saul and perhaps even praying for his restoration. God had to spell it out for him plainly and tell him to move on since He, God had already moved on!
Mehn, it is not always easy to shut a door after you have invested so much into it and made plans based on a certain situation or on a certain set of facts remaining the same! Relationships end when you least expect them to! Plans are upended when you thought all was well.
However, do not waste time clinging to an experience when it is clearly over; or staying in a place where you are no longer wanted. Do not attach permanence to a temporary place! Sometimes it takes discernment to know it is truly over and it is time to move on. Other times it is as plain as day and yet we still hope it is not so!
God had to shake Samuel out of his wishful thinking, depressive state and show Him His new plan: to anoint David as king!
Do not hold on to the old and miss the new thing that God is doing! You have to believe that the latter will be more glorious than the former.
It is time to lose that phone number, walk away, unfriend that person, deactivate the account and look forward to better! God always has better for you!
Love Lady Monica ❤