When It Is Time to Move Forward

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when it is time to move forward“It would not be in our best interest to always remain in one happy and comfortable location.  Therefore He moves us forward.  The shepherd leaves the fold so the sheep will move on to the vitalizing mountain slopes… It could never be better to stay once He determines otherwise; if the loving hand of our Lord moves us forward, it must be best.” – Streams in the Desert

There comes a time in our life when we become complacent.  We don’t want anymore changes.  We care not anymore for challenges that would try our strength.  We just want to live a quiet and simple life away from all the noise and clutter of the world.

God knows however when we do need rest and when we have to move on and grow.  He knows that we have but a limited time on earth and He wants to make full use of each moment that we have to reap for us eternal rewards.

Is God calling you now to move on and follow the Shepherd who wants the best for you?

“Is it always necessary to leave?”

“It’s always necessary to know when a stage of one’s life has ended.  If you stubbornly cling to it after the need has passed, you lose the joy and meaning of the rest.  And you risk being shaken to your senses by God.”  – Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain

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