Are you finding yourself being moved from one place or situation to another, and you're not sure what's going on? If so, fear not: you are simply experiencing what God is doing en masse across the Body of Christ. It is a season of divine realignments!
I'm actually really, really late on this post. It has been a season of divine realignments for most of this year. But I have been so in the throes of these realignments myself that it never occurred to me to write to you about it!
Here's what God is doing:
He's moving people. En masse. Moving, moving, moving. Every person's realignment looks different, of course. However, in various cases:
- He's moving people to new jobs.
- He's moving people into new and re-focused ministries.
- He's moving people from one city to another.
- He's moving people to new churches.
- He's bringing people into new relationship alignments.
- He's moving people from one house to another. People are literally selling their homes and moving into newer, more fitly-suited homes for their families.
There is a mass shift taking place.
This shift is widespread, and it's major. It can also be unexpected.
For example, with job changes: sometimes these job changes are happening after much preparation–promotions and new positions for which people have worked very hard.
Sometimes, however, these job changes are happening very abruptly. Sometimes they come in the form of a pink slip or a layoff.
Either way, know this: If the Lord is through with you at one place, there's no amount of wishing or praying that can keep you there. Accept the change as the will of the Lord and move on.
Please know that your destiny doesn't depend on a location or situation.
Your destiny depends on your being right with God, seeking Him first, and obeying Him. And if something happens–like that unexpected layoff–that throws you for a loop, God is still in charge of your destiny.
Yep, that's right. Even if that layoff was not God's will for some reason, He allowed it. Why did He allow it? For one reason and one reason only: because He has something better in store for you.
Our God works all things together for your good if you love Him and are called according to His purpose.
And sometimes the realignments that come our way hurt a little. It's okay. Trust Him and flow with it.
Also, you may see the end goal of your realignment–but you may not.
For example, the Lord has told me to start packing up my house–and purging things I don't need–because my husband and I are going to move. So, I've been taking things to the thrift store and throwing things away.
I have no idea why, other than “because God said.”
I have no idea where we will live.
I don't know when we will move.
I don't know if we'll be going to a different city or staying in this one.
All I know is that God said we're selling our house, so I'm getting ready.
Realignments can sometimes feel uncertain, but they are an adventure worth taking.
No matter where we are going, I know Papa has wonderful things for us. I don't know what those things look like, but I do know that I can trust my Father.
Beloved, you can trust our Father too.
If you're being realigned right now–as is happening to a whole heap of people across the Body of Christ–do not be afraid.
Do not be afraid.
Father God loves you, and He has only the best in mind for you. Sometimes His “best” requires transition and change. Sometimes it comes as a surprise. But always, He knows the end from the beginning. Nothing is a surprise to Him, and He's got you.
Father God is moving you into a new adventure right now.
Trust Him and flow with it, okay?