I heard a sermon the other day and the Pastor mentioned “It’s easy to take you out of Egypt, but it’s not easy to take Egypt out of you”. How true is that? God can easily make Pharaoh let you go by sending the 10 plagues. That was easy for God. God can easily remove people from you life, but it’s your choice to not go back. Just like the Israelites hated being a slave, and God heard their cry and delivered them from Egypt. The thing is, the Israelites still had Egypt inside of them. That’s all they knew for 400 years. 400 years in a place is a long time, and hard to forget. It takes so much work on our end to remove the known for the unknown. To let go of our “normal” for whats actually right and what God truly wants for us.
The place that gave us comfort, fed us, but toxic. Sometimes we stick with the toxic things because we at least know at that place we will not be lonely and we will be fed (in whatever way we desire to be fed). It’s hard to let go of what we know, and what we have grown customed to. On the other hand, it’s also exciting to let go of it. Take a chance on God. He’s shown you that through your choices of staying in that toxic thing that he has kept you. Imagine getting out of the toxicity.. surely he wouldn’t leave you when you become obedient and follow him.
That moment when you give up your old ways for God, I believe that’s when you start developing a relationship with God. You start putting your trust in him. In return, God sees this and it pleases him. He can then start trusting you. I’m working on trusting God for everything, but I don’t want it to be one-sided, I want God to be able to trust me.
I want to experience your Glory. I thirst after you. I want to please you and be your friend. I want to be loyal to you. I want to know you, and know your ways, and know your heart. The old saying is “birds of a feather, flock together”, I want your reputation. I pray that I have your characteristics because I am always around you. I desire to have your heart. To love, forgive, show mercy, to others like you have done for me. I want to be trusted by you, that you can tell your secrets to and you know that I will not tell anyone. I want to be your go to person, that you know I will do what you ask me to do. I want to be the one you can depend on. Please allow your goodness to pass by me. Show me your glory. Show me your power. Show me your beauty.