When God Calls You to Stop

Earlier this year God called me to stop working on our house.  Our goal is to move.  To do that we need to get this house ready to sell.  Sometimes it is so hard when He calls us to stop doing a priority or a goal. I remember another difficult time when I needed to stop doing something good. It was when my children were small. I felt I had to stop doing crafts and sewing.  Though every once in a while I’d still go into a fabric/craft store because I missed it so much. I’d just walk around and look at things and actually tear up. My heart’s desire was to create, do crafts, and sew. Yet, He asked me to stop. And honestly, it hurt. Every time He tells me “no” when my heart says “yes,” it hurts.  But my brain, the rational one, knows I can’t do everything.

I believe my sewing classes are happening this year because I obeyed when He said to stop painting and fixing up my home, getting it ready to sell. For now I just have to trust Him, that when it’s getting closer to the right time to sell, He will provide and help us do all the necessary repairs.

I find it so interesting that I’m teaching Sewing and Housewife Classes at this point in my life.  I had no idea I would be here doing this now! And guess what: I love it!! What I had to stop doing during the years of raising my children,  I now get to do! It’s just so fulfilling!

Prayer: Thank you Lord You know the plans You have prepared for each of us.  Sometimes it’s hard to follow You when I can only see one step in front me and I don’t know the outcome. Since your Word says that You know the plans You have for me,  I choose to trust You and rest in Your promise(s)

God’s Word to Us: Oh Daughter I do know and they are for good, not for evil to give you a future and a hope.  I have so many good things for your life and in my time they will be beautiful.  Sometimes when I say stop, those good things would become terribly burdensome.  I don’t want you to be overburden because my burden is light.

They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.
Matthew 11:30

My Heart’s Cry  for us is to trust God and obey Him when He calls us to stop. Sometimes we have to stop doing good things so that God can do something new.  Time, like money, is a commodity.  In fact, time is said to be the world’s most valuable commodity. There is only so much of it. My encouragement to you is to follow God’s timing. Stop when He says stop. Spend time with Him and your loved ones for awhile. Let that quiet time heal your soul. In due time, God will bring into reality what He has planned for you. You may be quite surprised . . .  like I was.

When we obey we are in God’s good plan and He rewards us for seeking Him.

And it is impossible to please God without faith.
Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists
and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
Hebrews 11:6

Is God asking you to stop doing something? What is God asking you to stop? Remember stop doesn’t mean never again, it could just mean not right now.  I’d love to hear your comments here or on Facebook.

I’ve missed writing to you, my friends. I took time off from writing to be with my mother- in-law while she visited us. Family is so important!!!

With love,

Kim

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