Separation is the key to preparing for the more extraordinary things God has for us.
Ecclesiastes 3:5 NIV: there is a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing.
Sometimes we must get away from everyone and everything to get clarity or to work on areas we need help in.
Jesus left us an example to follow in his footsteps. But unfortunately, there were times when Jesus would get alone.
Luke 5:16 Amplified Version: Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray [in seclusion].
Abraham got away from his family to receive the blessing and was able to bless his family.
Genesis 12:1-2 New King James: Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great, And you shall be a blessing.3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you, all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
In most drug and rehab programs, the person would get away from their surroundings in order to get clarity and the help needed to conquer an addiction.
Do you need clarity? Is there a stronghold or bondage you are trying to break free from? Do you need answers?
Follow Jesus’ example and get alone with God. Get quiet, meditate on the word of God in the areas you need clarity, pray, worship, and praise God.
People may not understand, and they may think you are being rude or acting funny. However, you can significantly help yourself and others when you find time to get away.
Separation for preparation!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for another day to demonstrate your goodness and power. There is a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. I get away and embrace time with you and your will for my life, which includes separating from people/things to move forward. I repent for holding onto something that has caused me to stay stagnant. I move forward in the plans you have for me, God. In Jesus’ name! Amen.