He changes the times and the seasons. —Daniel 2:21
Years ago, I enjoyed a good job as part of a church staff. I had a
thriving ministry, a regular paycheck, and plenty of opportunities to do
what I loved and felt called to do. Then there came a time when God
spoke to me about leaving that job and taking my ministry "to the north,
south, east, and west."
I heard Him say, "This season in your life is complete; I am finished with you in this place."
In my heart, I knew God had spoken. Nevertheless, I had a mixture of
excitement and fear about starting my own ministry. I wanted to venture
beyond what I had known to that point, but I was afraid of making a
mistake and losing what I had. I wanted to see what God would do, but I
was afraid to take such a big step into unknown territory.
Sometimes God gets finished with something and we keep hanging on to
My spirit wanted to step out, but my flesh wanted to stay. I had a
lot of security in the position God was calling me to leave, and I
didn't want to give it up. But, eventually I did obey Him and today I
enjoy ministry around the world. Remember that God changes things and
when He does we must be willing to follow His leading.
God's word for you today: Listen for God's voice to lead you when you need to make changes in your life.
From the book Hearing from God Each Morning: 365 Daily Devotions by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2010 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.