I’ve split up with several people over the years, and not just in romantic terms. Splitting up, calling it quits, walking away – whatever you call it – has become necessary for me to get to my destiny.
The pain is there, the memories linger, the conversations are rehearsed in my mind, but I know I must move forward; no turning back. Turning back means going back to situations that once detained me, distracted me and degraded me. Turning back means going back to situations that I felt comfortable with, but they were not helping me. Turning back means hesitating about moving forward.
The Word clearly states: 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3 verses 13 & 14, NIV)
So with tears in my eyes and pain in my heart, I press forward. With memories of good times and bad times, I press forward. With pressure, determination and destiny just ahead, I press forward. I refuse to be detained anymore. I refuse to be sucked dry by others’ lives, intentions, lies and distractions.
The split will bring about another union – a stronger, bolder union with God, through His blessed Son, Jesus Christ. I am joined to Him, walking closer to Him and sensing His loving arms encircled around my heart.
The split is difficult, but easy. Painful, but filled with relief. Tearful, but with laughter.
I must split, because I must hear: ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ (Matthew 25 verse 21, NIV)
I crave your prayers.