“They are not of the world (worldly, belonging to the world), [just] as I am not of the world. Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth.” John 17:16-17, Amplified
When God separates you from someone or something, He is drawing you closer to Himself so you can begin to operate at His divine pace for your life. Look to Jesus, not to what you loss. When God separates you from your comfortable surroundings and calls you out and into the unknown, He has a divine destination to get you to and a divine purpose to accomplish through you. Look to Jesus, not to that old familiar place. When God separates you from the person you used to be, He is about to show you your true identity in Him. Look to Jesus, not to the person who is no more. Though it may be difficult emotionally, when God separates you He is demonstrating His great love, His power and His sovereign wisdom. He knows what He’s doing and He doesn’t mind you feeling uncomfortable for a moment. Soon you will see that His word is true and that His thoughts toward you are of peace and not of evil, to give you a hope and a BRIGHT FUTURE (see Jeremiah 29:11-13)
Prayer: Father God, thank you for loving me the way you do. I don’t understand everything you are doing, and I don’t have to. All I know is I trust you. You know what’s best for me. Help me to keep my mind stayed on you as you separate me and propel me forward into your perfect plan for my life. In Jesus name, Amen.