“Get up and go! You can’t stay here! Because the land is now unclean, it will destroy you with a grievous destruction.” Micah 2:10
Many times in our spiritual lives we arrive at a place where we feel comfortable with the way that we live our lives, despite knowing that there are things that are not perfect. We have removed the greater sins in our lives, however, there are still tiny fragments from our sinful nature that are left behind and that we do not desire to remove. It is very difficult to live completely for God in the midst of the corrupted society that we find ourselves in. It always seems that everybody does whatever they want and nothing happens. Why do we have to be so different? However, if God is dealing with you personally about something, it is because He wants to change something within us for our own good. God is telling us that our current lifestyle is not the Promised Land nor it is his perfect will for our lives.
God’s ultimate goal when He saved us was for us to have a perfect relationship with Him. He is molding us into the likeness of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, He is molding us to make us more sensitive to His voice. Are you placing obstacles that hinder God from manifesting himself in your life today? Have you essentially told God that He has reached His limit with you? Have you told God: “I am fine, do not meddle in this area of my life?”
In Philippians 3:12-14, Paul talks about the pursuit for holiness when he writes: “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 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 toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
Let us reflect on this today. What God has for us is the best. He redeemed us with His blood so that we would be His; therefore, it is our duty to allow God to remove everything that does not please Him in our lives. Perhaps it might be painful or we will be notoriously different than everyone else, but we should remain faithful to Him that loved us and saved us by His grace. If we ask and we repent, He will help us overcome any obstacle and moreover we will enjoy a much more intimate relationship with Him.
“For all people will walk everyone in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God forever and ever.” Micah 4:5