In an extension of yesterday’s devotional, I want to continue with the theme of moving forward. Releasing the past. Letting go so that new things can come.
Molting means: to shed old feathers, hair or skin, or an old shell, to make way for new growth. For hair or feathers to fall out to make way for new growth.
Have you noticed things changing lately? I certainly have. Things have been changing in the world in a seemingly rapid way. The church (universal) appears to be at a molting point where those who are believing believers and those who are unbelieving believers are being revealed. The molting in the world is revealing the roots of many things. Exposing has been occurring for many months now. God had told me we were in a season of exposing and that He wouldn’t stop until all the roots had been fully exposed. But He also admonished me not to be afraid. He told me to trust the process. This exposing has been way bigger than I anticipated, but He already knew I’d feel that way and that’s why He spoke to me that I shouldn’t be afraid. What a good and loving God He is, isn’t He?
In my own life I’ve felt the molting. I feel constantly drawn to release the old seasons of my life, so my hands are empty to receive what is coming. The intensity of God revealing to me that I must let go of the past, has been very real and has led to many deliberate, although challenging decisions being made. He’s been in the process of leading me to set unshakeable boundaries around myself and my family. Places where we will refuse to compromise. Things that are non-negotiable, so any request that violates those areas is an automatic “No”. I see that having those guards set up in advance allows us to have much more freedom. And we will waste far less energy fighting against others or having to mull over decisions. When your mind is made up and God has established clear and defined boundaries, then you can rest so much easier. He’s also allowed me to see some roots that had still remained intact within my heart. Things I thought I had been completely healed and released from, but in reality, their root system was still under the surface and threatened to trip me up in the future. He wants the “letting go” to be complete. What I am seeing now, is that places where I have been asking God to bring feeling to, inside my heart, He’s now revealing that those places were covered by these roots that must be pulled out completely.
Will you allow for the fullness of the molting season?
Watch as the scars of the past are revealed and then they fall away. If you will make a conscious decision to allow for the revealing and release, then rest assured, He will bring a fullness to you that you never imagined possible.
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor Me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to My people, My chosen, the people I formed for Myself that they may proclaim My praise. Isaiah 43:18-21
There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18