At some point in our lives, we must choose to walk away from something or someone that we love to help us grow or change. If we look around in nature, we will notice this happening all the time, especially with trees. One of the main reasons for a leaf to drop in the wintertime is due to cold weather. The tree uses its energy to protect itself and allow some leaves to fall off to conserve resources. As human beings, we are finite beings. God, on the other hand, is infinite. There are some things in life only God can fix and only in His timing. In Genesis 12:1, God asked Abram to leave his home to go to a land that God himself would show him. The scripture reads, “Now (in Haran) the Lord had said to Abram, go away from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house to the land which I will show you.” Scripture goes on to say that Abram obeyed. Can we all say that we would do the same? Sometimes familiarity keeps us stationary and blinds us to what God is calling us to do. Doing the will of God requires change from our perspective to His. As I was growing up, I knew about my biological father but never knew him. As a child, I blamed myself from my childlike perspective. I had thoughts that centered around me and built a story that my dad would be here if I were good enough. Little did I know as a child, this adult choice had nothing to do with me. Growing up, I learned that our individual perspective guides our choices and behaviors. Once I met Jesus Christ, I turned to God for his perspective on my life. I wish I could say that it was easy all the time, but it was not. In fact, I disagreed with God’s perspective many times to the point where I did not always walk in obedience. Growing up spiritually through Christ has caused me to change my perspective on many things, including forgiving my biological father for not being in my life as I grew up. God called me to love despite the choices of others that caused hurt in my life. He asked me to choose to physically walk away from anger, betrayal, and feelings of unworthiness; and to accept the love of Christ and the sacrifice he made for me and the world on the cross. As followers of Christ, we may question God’s perspective frequently. However, we must understand that sometimes the cost of love requires us to walk away from everything we thought we knew physically. I do not know what struggles you are going through this Easter Sunday, 2021, but I have one question. Are you willing to view your struggle through the lens of Jesus Christ and consider God’s perspective?
Remember, God loves you, and so do I.