From seven strangers in a hotel room to overflowing seats ready to be touched by the spirit and hear the word of God. When it’s time to move, it can be uncomfortable as you’re leaving your current comfort for the land of the unfamiliar that’s bustling with opportunities. RLC, as you know, we are moving Onward and Upward.
Upward- toward a higher position or place.
We are moving forward toward a higher place, a better place, a place where we rest, but more importantly, work because the harvest is plentiful. THERE is the place, a promised land of sorts. A land that flows with milk and honey and excess of good things all to advance the Kingdom. A land that’s more than equipped to handle the harvest and the heart of the vision. Moving onward and upward involves a climb, hence the elevation of upward. In order to arrive at a better place, you have to rid the excess, you have to rid what’s holding you back, you have to rid what’s not working in your life this season. You need to prepare. Think, what’s in your life that’s not benefiting you or making you better, whatever that is, get rid of it. You need to make room for what’s next, because what’s next is better, it’s new. The old can’t be mixed with the new, it won’t work.
How to Make Room for Something Better
Moooove, get out the way, it’s time to make room to elevate!
In order to make room for something new, something better, as previously stated, the excess must be removed. Let’s look, what are you expecting? Are you expecting new clothes, furniture, or a house? What can you do with what you currently have to make room for the better? You can start to declutter. Think about the clothes you don’t wear, you know the ones in the back of the closet with the tags still on or the dress you say you’ll wear when you’re 10 lbs lighter, give it away. Make room. Well, what about a house, are you preparing to move, are you packing? You may not know which house is yours, but you know a house is yours. If this is your first place, have you purchased at least one thing that will go into your place? Be prepared. Another way to make room for more is to let go! Channel that inner Elsa and stop holding onto unforgiveness, that’s going to hinder you from moving forward, so let it go. It’s hard, I know, although it’s cliché, go to God about the situation or the persons involved.
How to Know it’s time to MOVE
- You become stagnant. There is no more room for growth. This qualifies both spiritually and naturally. In the natural, if you are the smartest one in the group or if everyone in that group comes to you for guidance, then you need to find a new group. You don’t have to leave those you help, but you need to be in the presence of someone who will stretch you. The same goes spiritually. Think, is your faith being stretched? Are you dreaming BIG enough? Can you complete your dreams yourself or do your dreams require you to cast your eyes to the Hills?
- What used to work for you doesn’t. Think about it this way, you and your spouse share a two-seat corvette. What’s currently a family of two, will soon become a family of three. What’s going to happen, the family is going to move to a vehicle that will more than accommodate for the need. Think growth. God is THE exceedingly, abundantly above all God, he is not just enough.
- Nothing seems to work. Personally, I believe that when nothing is working it stirs frustrations and frustration stirs the birth of change. When something is not working and is repeatedly fixed and continues to not live up to par, then it’s time for the new thing.
When Times Get Tough
Moving isn’t for the faint of heart, whether you are elevating in personal growth, spiritual growth, or downright moving houses, it’s a big deal! Think of tough times during moving upward like turbulence. When times get tough between the promise and its manifestation, revert back to who you know, revert back to His word and STAND on it. It’s not easy, it’s worth it and it works. When storms come, walk in the rain and allow God’s word to be your umbrella. BEND with the wind as you journey your path. Knowing that as you walk through the valley of the shadow of death you are not alone. The storms are molding you, showing you what you’re made of, showing you another facet of God’s goodness and mercy, His love that’s everlasting.
Know this, whatever you’re called to do in life or if you’re moving onward and upward, with God as your guide, you can do it. You may find yourself into the deep of the waters like the children of Israel, But GOD! You may find yourself approaching the king like Esther who should have died because she wasn’t summoned, But GOD! Moving is uncomfortably exciting. God doesn’t make mistakes, if He called you to it, He’ll bring you through it, provide for it, and help you with it. Turbulence ain’t got nothing on the God who lives in you!