1 Samuel 16:1
The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel?”
Samuel was closely tuned into the heart of God. He was carefully listening for the voice of God. He was actively moving in the will of God.
But, he still had to learn this hard fact of life… Change is scary, even when God clearly calls for it.
- How long will you mourn for the way your community used to be, instead of embracing new opportunities?
- How long will you mourn for the way your job used to be, instead of moving in a new direction?
- How long will you mourn for the way your church used to be, instead of being excited about new potential?
- How long will you mourn for the way it was, instead of engaging in the way it is?
It’s ok to mourn the memory of the past. But it’s a sin to ignore the promise of today and the hope of tomorrow.
Remember your past. But live in the NOW that God is ushering into your life.