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Leave your native land and your relatives,
and come to the land that I will show you.
Acts 7:3 (NLT)
A radical devotion to Christ—oneness with him—demands purity of heart. For most of us, our lives miss the mark by a mile. Perhaps we hold onto bad habits. Maybe our relationships don’t honor Jesus. Either way, the time will come when we are called to forsake the things of the past and walk in faith toward God.
Forsaking is a double-edged sword. Sure, we understand our lives will change as we follow Christ. Still, leaving the old behind and walking toward the new can be a lonely road. If we must venture away from life as we know it, we need a Savior’s hand to hold.
As I moved closer to God, parts of my life didn’t click anymore. Change was on the horizon, but I felt resistant. I especially cherished my pre-believer independence. It seemed like I had accomplished so much more when I was in charge of my life. Although I knew it was important, waiting on God’s direction felt slow and constricting.... << MORE >>