If you never get the chance to read the whole blog entry, just remember this one thing: When God says it is going to die, trust Him because He has something greater for you in the very near future.
Focal Scripture: 2 Samuel 12
How many things in our lives do we fight for when we know that it will die anyway? We get all the warning signs from God and we plainly see that everything is going the wrong way. Everything is headed down hill, but you know what, We just want to make things right with the wrong person or in the wrong situation. The flesh often kicks, familiarity with the person, thing or situation continues to knock at our doors and even though things are going at 100 miles per hour down hill, we just have to try one more time to make it right. This last time we do it because we want to see if the hand of God will move…
I am here to tell you today, NO NO NO NO NO, Let it go because it is destined to die anyways.
How many times have you tried to keep something that you know is destined to die?
You know what God is saying, you have all the warning signs but the flesh seems to be going the opposite direction and before we kill the flesh, we succumb to its command and take its directive.
Consider Romans 8: 12-14
- Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
- For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
- For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
We often say, “Lord, whatever you want me to do I’ll do and wherever you want me to go, I’ll go”, but are we really telling the truth? Are we really to blindly let go when God sys let go?
Based on how we behave, we should really be saying, “Lord, whatever you want me to do I’ll do, if it suits my fancy. Better yet, if it satisfies my flesh or my desires. Or we should say, “Wherever you want me to go I’ll go, once the route is going to be easy”.
Somehow we always have the desire to satisfy God, but very often we want to do it on our own terms. I am here to tell you today that this just will not work.
In 2 Samuel 11 David and displeased God. He desired a man’s wife. He desired something that wasn’t his. HE desired another man’s wife and he did all he could do to get her. He committed adultery and subsequently sent for the man to be killed after impregnating the man’s wife. In 2 Samuel 12 God showed David that He had seen what he had done to the man. From the adulterous encounter, a child resulted and He was displeased. God used Nathan to let David know that the child would subsequently die. Like any other human being David did all he could to plead with God for his child. If God told you that your child would die, wouldn’t you have done what you could do to move the hand of God? Wouldn’t you try to bargain with God? Why not? The fate of others was changed when they prayed…
The key thing here is that David was told God was displeased and the child would die. He knew what the outcome would be. He knew that the child would not live. So why didn’t he just let go?
Why? This was something to which David was connected. It was his child. So he fought for change. As a child/baby, a parent has connection. So even in the womb David had a connection to his child, so this was a reason to be hopeful about change. The signs were clear but David held on to the hope that life would be the result. How many times have we held on to a relationship when we knew that the relationship would not last and was on its dying bed?
Here’s the thing, God said that the child would die, and not just die, He said that the child would “surely die”. David knew about war; his middle name was fighting, so the need to fight for the life of his child, was automatic.
Even though you are connected to that person, thing or situation, are you willing to just let go when you know God told you that it will surely die? Are you ready to walk in that blind faith?
You can already see what God is saying clearly about the relationship you are in or pursuing, you know that it is going to SURELY DIE or is about to be dead and you are still trying to hold on to that man or woman. It is on its last breath and you are still doing what you need to do to keep the faith that the ungodly woman or man will change and things will be fine. I am here to tell you today, LET GO!!!
In vs 24 Bathsheba conceived again and this time under different conditions; David had repented, God had forgiven him and Bathesheba bore again, this time a son. In the first scenario the first child was conceived under the condition of greed to have a woman that was not his and adultery. In vs 13 there is proof that David was forgiven and God gave Him a new son: Solomon, “and the Lord loved him”. Solomon grew to be a man of great wisdom.
Solomon was in the purpose of God so greatness resulted. David did not originally let go when God told him that His first son would die and many of us are like this. We fight, fight and fight because we want what we want even though all the signs of death are there. The fact that greatness came about after the death is proof that in many occasions God has something great before us, if we would only relax and let go of the dead thing and wait on Him to give you better.
We fight for a man or woman who is dead in the spirit but God wants us to wait for the promise.
Let It Go… It is destined to Die Anyways…Something Great is ahead…