This week in #NTin2018 we studied Matthew 15 and the Canaanite woman who wouldn’t give up when it came to seeking healing from Jesus. It was a beautiful story of perseverance in faith. Sticking with it through all odds against her, rejection, and disappointment.
But sometimes things need to die.
Sometimes we aren’t supposed to keep persevering toward a desire. Sometimes God is waiting for us to release our grip so the bigger thing He has in store can grow.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” John 12:24
How do we know when to keep fighting and when to let something die?
The only thing I know to do is to abide in Him. To actively seek God’s discernment and wisdom and guidance. There is no formula or stock answer. God knows if there were a formula, we would follow the formula instead of seeking Him. The only constant is God…going to Him.
If you are exhausted in the perseverance, maybe you need to ask for faith and courage and strength to press on…but, maybe it is time to let it die. Pray pray pray for God to show you the way. He is good and He has a good plan. He is with you and for you.
I’m praying for God to show you the way, and then to give you everything you need...whether it is increased perseverance, or peace to let it go and eagerly await God’s better plan.