Text: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NKJV
Brethren, know that the removal of a person from your life can be an indicator that God wants to do something new in your life and that He wants to bring someone else or someone better into your life. There is always an addition in every God-initiated removal. It is therefore, for your benefit when God triggers the removal of someone from your life.
It is also important for you to know that all relationships are not meant to last forever.
“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away;” (Eccl 3:1, 5-6).
Did you see this? There is a time to embrace and there is a time to refrain from embracing! There is also a time to gain and a time to lose! The CEV says there is a time for “embracing and parting”.
Some people come and go, once they have finished their God-sent assignment in your life. Therefore, it is futile to struggle to keep the relationship that has expired or to keep running after such persons. If such have hurt you in the process, forgive and let go. For as long as you have not let go, you keep frustrating God’s plan to bring in a new and better relationship.
You must learn to trust God once you have committed your life into His care. Some only make verbal commitments to God but still struggle to manage their lives by themselves. Such people choose their own ways and seek revenge for every offense (Rom 12:19). Friends, I have discovered that God is the best manager. He can never be wrong and can never be caught unawares. He will never permit anyone to frustrate His plan for your life except if you do it by yourself. If He allows someone to walk out of your life, it is just because He has a better plan for you. It may come as a shock to you but never to Him. You may consider it a wrong timing. No, God always has perfect timing. He knows that it was the time for such to go. There is a time to lose! You may not see it that way and it surely, may not make sense to you but believe it, God remains the best and perfect timekeeper! He is never late or too early but always on time. “God makes everything happen at the right time…” (Ecc 3:11 CEV). God makes everything happen at the right time! The GNT says “He has set the right time for everything”. This means, the departure of such a person is part of God’s bigger plan and it happened at the exact time it should in divine timetable.
Friends, the truth is that God’s plans are far better than yours. While you only see and know the moment but God knows tomorrow and what it will bring. People are not always as they appear to be. Only God can diagnose the heart of man to know its intentions and plans (Jer 17:10). According to our memory text, most times, we have trouble figuring out God’s purpose. Yet, know that God is not punishing you when someone walks away from your life. Rather, see it as a blessing in disguise. Most often, it turns out that something you cried about becomes a reason to thank God for later. It eventually becomes the best thing that could ever happen to you. Therefore, do not be upset or cry when someone suddenly walks out of your life because God has something better in store for you. Rather, recognize your loss as a blessing in disguise and be thankful. Hallelujah!
1. Fatter, help me to always trust Your plans and timing for my life in Jesus name.
2. Father, please, turn every curse to blessing and every human disappointment to divine appointment for me in Jesus name.
1. I know that the removal of a person from my life is an indicator that God wants to do something new and better in my life.
2. I let go of every expired relationship and everyone who has hurt me in the process, lest I frustrate God’s plan for my life.