Release and let go!

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 9, 2004

Faith Alive Ministies with Ministers Cedric & Laney Davis

Hebrews 12:1b Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

A brand new year has begun, giving us another opportunity to lay aside every weight and every sin.

We are called to a purpose and a destiny in Christ, but it cannot be fulfilled unless we release those things that the Spirit of God has been dealing with us about.

Genesis 21:9-12

Abraham was a prime of example of the ultimate challenge to release so that he could receive the promises of God and fulfill his destiny.

The first challenge Abraham had was with his first son Ishmael, which was born to him by his maidservant Hagar.

Sarah, Abraham’s wife caught Ishmael mocking Isaac, Abraham’s son by Sarah, this was very disturbing to Sarah,and she demanded that Ishmael and his mother Hagar leave their land and that the boy would not share the inheritance with Isaac, the son who was promised to them by God.

Abraham was very grieved when it was time to let Ishmael go because he loved him. But Ishmael was not what God promised he was a substitute for the promise.

Remember, when God seems to be moving to slow for you please don’t substitute, cause you just might find yourself struggling to let go of something that is actually standing in the way of your destiny.

Abraham and Sarah moved ahead of God to try and put a rush on the promise, this almost cost them everything.

We must run with patience never losing sight of the truth that God is faithful and He will fulfill His promises in our lives if we trust Him.

It always gets a little more intense when we are getting closer to our fulfilled promise a nd destiny.

Genesis 22:1-18

The next time that Abraham was challenged was when God asked him to take his only son and offer him up as a sacrifice unto Him.

Abraham now has total confidence in his God and accepts the challenge again.

He takes Isaac and goes to the assign place to offer him up as a sacrifice, Isaac who is a grown boy now speaks; he ask the question where is the sacrifice?

And Abraham with total faith in God replys; God will provide and guess what God did.

Because Abraham did not withold even his only son from God demonstrated his total confidence in God, that even though what God asked of Him didn’t seem fair.

He never questioned God he simply released his promise child.

God is trying to get us to a place in Him as He did with Abraham so that He can fulfill some things in our lives.

Trust and obey as He calls you to release or to let something go, our Father is simply trying to bring us to our destiny and promise in Him


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