As the Lord leads us into the good works He has prepared for us, He separates us from what shouldn’t be a part of who we are now. It could be many things including a habit, a distraction, or a relationship. The Holy Spirit reveals what it is and enables us to walk in obedience to His directives.
At times, the Lord Himself causes things to be disconnected from us without our awareness. This happens especially when it comes to relationships. He knows those who cannot be yoked to us in our tomorrow. It doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with them, or us; it’s because we need to go our separate ways in the next season. At other times, God will separate us from those with whom there is continual strife, and peace and reconciliation are unreachable by both parties.
No matter what type of separation we are going through, it’s important to note that we are always separated from in order to be separated for something much better. God often waits until we are separated from to reveal the reason. When we walk in a new season, we rejoice for the separations we went through even if they were painful at the time. We recognize that some things were hindering us more than we realized, and were actually holding up the best in our life. Praise God for not letting us stay where we are; for separating things from us…because of what He has for us, from glory to glory!
Genesis 13:14-15 “And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: ‘Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.’ ”