day 3K17: Time To Go

“But God removed Saul and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do.’ “And it is one of King David’s descendants, Jesus, who is God’s promised Savior of Israel!”

A person I knew was offered an early retirement package.  It was a couple of years earlier than what the timing was supposed to be.  The offer was turned down.  A few months later the next round of layoffs came and this person was out of a job, with a fraction of the original package that was offered and declined.  What does this tell us?  Well, my advice at the time and ever since when someone is in the same situation; the package would never have been extended if a decision hadn’t already been made that the employee was expendable.  So, the first offer might be the best one because with each passing day, the deal may become less.

Sometimes, it is just time to go. When we hold onto a job, a role or a position in standing, we need to question why we are doing so.  Sure, there are financial considerations or it may be that we can’t imagine anything better.  But, if we are put in the circumstance where it’s time to go, we need to trust that God had a plan.  It was time for Saul to go but he resisted.  It took God to move him out (that’s a big move).  What would the story and fate of Saul had been had he recognized that God wanted to do something great with David and Saul was in the way.  We don’t ever want to get in the way of what God has up His sleeve.  We want to go when the going is God!  It’s hard to remember that in the moment, but it’s the right route.

Reference:  Acts 13: 22-23 (New Living Translation)

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