Friday: 28th September, 2018
Reference text: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11;
Ecclesiastes 3:1,6 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
If we were to imagine each person possessing a box in which they could put only a fixed number of items belonging to one of these two categories : keep and throw away, the proportion of each will depend on one’s desire. As such, there will always be a trade off where one needs to take out more of one category to accommodate the other.
This may sound like an easy job, but it falls into the class of things many find difficult to do: marking clear lines between what and when to throw away or keep. Many have developed a rather strong attachment to things and sometimes to people, that even when there is a clear need to cast away, their minds remain fixed solely on keeping.
Our text today from Ecclesiastes touches specifically on this subject: there is a time to keep and a time to cast away. There are some relationships, traits or even things one will be challenged to either let go off or keep. It is important therefore, that one has a clear understanding of the very things that fall into either category. Some things you will have to fight tooth and nail to keep because you need to others, you need to relax and freely lose them them because that is the best.
Beloved, you do not have to remain bound or attached to unhealthy relationships, or principles. Though they may appear most difficult to cast away, they offer the greatest liberation when this is done. Sweetheart, when God invites you to ‘cast away’, it is nothing short of Him saying ‘Let go and let me give you my best’
Remember # when invited to cast out, don’t be afraid to do so; and when you have to keep, have no fear in fighting to do so because you’re not alone.