Recently, I was praying and the Lord said me that I was about to move to another level in my walk with Him. I was excited but I had noticed something unusual. Many relationships I had were changing. Friends that I had known for many years and had really been a blessing to my life were no longer just a mere phone call away. It seemed that almost everyone was gone. As my life entered a new stage, I began to feel very alone. I cried out to God. What was happening? Abba Father gently spoke to me and said, "Where you're going, they can't come."

I was perplexed. I mean, these were people who had helped this ministry in the beginning stages when no one else would. They believed in what I was doing and supported me with encouraging words, their assistance and in some cases financially. For a while, I tried to keep these relationships intact but to no avail. Then the Lord reminded me of Joseph. You know the story from the book of Genesis, starting in chapter 30. Joseph was loved and favored by his father. God had given him a dream about his future. In the dream, he saw others bowing down to him. Mistakenly, he told his older brothers about his dream. Jealousy overtook them because Joseph's dream indicated the he would someday lead them. As a result, they sold him into slavery. Can you imagine how lonely Joseph must have felt? He had been disconnected from the only family he had ever known. And by being sold into slavery, there was no way he would be able to go back to them. That is...until it was time for God's plan to manifest.

I know that many of you are trying to understand what is going on. Why is it that those who have helped me and been there for me and I have been there for them have turned their backs on me? Trust me, it's not them. God is taking you to another level and they can't come with you. They will unintentionally hold you back. Joseph had to be prepared for what God had called him to do. His family couldn't come with him on that journey. It's the same with you. The dream that God has placed within you belongs to you. It doesn't belong to your spouse, your children, your parents or your friends. It belongs to you. God will have to take you places to prepare you for your destiny. They can't come with you. It is a journey that you must complete on you own. Just like in the life of Joseph, when the timing is right, God will bring you back together with them.

So, don't be discouraged. You are in the right place at the right time. Stop holding on to relationships that you know are holding you back from being all that God had called and anointed you to be. You must, "Let Go and Let God". And, remember, you are never alone. God promised us that He would never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).

Just rest in Him and know that He is God!
I love you,
La Kita L.Smith

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Comment by La Kita L. Smith on April 30, 2009 at 5:22am
Amen! Amen! Amen!
Comment by Carolyn E on April 30, 2009 at 2:45am
Sis, I know just how you felt; when God is moving you up in another level people that you have been acquainted with can't come with you because this is an individual walk. People sometimes think just because they be saved longer than you that they ought to be promoted; God is not looking at a physical age but He is looking at your desire and He only knows what goes on behind close doors. Your destiny has already been predestinated even before the foundation of the world and God chosed you because He know what is the very intents of your heart and that is to please Him and fulfill His will not building a name for yourself, but working with the plans of God and fullfilling His purpose to draw all men unto Him.

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