Sunday we learned to decide today the story you want to tell tomorrow by deciding to stay when it would be easier to go.
All of us have had seasons of our life when there has been a difficulty, whether in our marriage, a relationship, work or even church, when it would have been easier to walk away from the hurt, the pain, the difficulty and but we decided to stay because we know that God has something in store us to learn and change in our lives.
I shared that this church has been through one of those difficult seasons in the recent past and I thank God for those who decided to stay and the stories that they can tell today because of what God has done, because they decided to stay, when they could have walked away.
Ruth made a decision to stay with her mother-in-law when she easily could have went back home to her own family after the death of her husband. But she decided to stay and go with Naomi back to her homeland. It was a tough decision because it was not going to be easy for her.
Because of her faithfulness God blessed her with more than she could have ever imagined. A new land, a new husband and a God who would be with her.
Galatians 6;9 reminds us, "Do not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time, you will reap a harvest if you do not give up." Hang in there and listen to God in His time and way, even if it means staying when it would be easier to go.
I look forward to wrapping this series up with you on Sunday as we look to God when it is time to go instead of stay. Then on the 25th we will share in testimonies from our church family of stop, start, stay and go.
Pastor Tim Asbill Jr.
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