And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. (Taken from I King of KJV of the Bible.)
God allows us to go to certain places, do certain things or be with certain people during specific seasons in our lives. During these times, things may flourish, and we know that we are in the perfect Will of the Father. Then, after a while, the same places, things or people in which God guided us towards become barren or burdensome in our lives. What has happened? It may be that those places, things or people have served their purposes in our lives, and it’s time for us to move on.
God instructed Elijah to hide himself by the brook Cherith. God promised to provide Elijah with provision there. The Bible states that after a while, the same brook, the one that God led Elijah to, dried up. The brook had served its purpose in Elijah’s life, and it was then time for him to move on.
When God instructs us to move from places, things or people that He initially guided us towards, we need to move without hesitation. When the places, things or people have served their purposes, we can no longer make them fit into our destinies. Trying to do so will only create heartache and pain.
THOUGHT TO PONDER: The same things that provided provision can cause pain if we remain with them past God’s allotted Time.
Excerpt taken from Nuggets of Faith