Recently I have been a victim of holding on dearly to something that hindered my growth spiritually. It might not be a typical barrier but it was quite significant to me. For years in my small room in medical school, I created a space in between my wardrobe which I named my war room, I had sticky notes filled with prayer points, inspirations and testimonies, it was a corner where I truly connected with God, I could be feeling sleepy during my quiet time on my bed but never that space(ok maybe I dozed off once).
Since I left school, I have missed it terribly and it sounds strange(one might think I turned it to an idol) but no, it was just to have a sense of being alone since I shared the room with someone else. At home, I have this massive space where I could be truly on my own but I find myself thinking I can only get that awesome experience in that corner(I can’t be the only one that’s experiencing this) I mean it could be a particular church you’re still stuck on after moving or a million other things.
Over the past few weeks I have had to stay in different places and I still think of that corner. It struck me that I was doing exactly what Paul warned us not to do.
Phillipians 3:13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do, forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead
Sometimes the things we have to let go of are not bad, They may have been good but for you to press on to better things, you have to let go . For me, that translates to knowing that God dwells in me and wherever I find myself, I carry him with me and so with every opportunity I have, I will create my corner , if I have to move again, I will create that corner in my heart over and over till I get to the finishing line.
What is that thing that won’t let you move on, pray about it because it’s not easy to just let go but only God gives us the grace to truly let go for a better experience.