One of the big mistakes that believers, and people in general, make is trying to hold on to things (people, places, events) that God has delivered them from. There is a time and a season for everything. When those seasons are over, they are meant to remain that way.
When God gets you out of a bad relationship or situation, it is not merited for you to reopen it or go back to you. The woman who looked back at Sodom and Gomorrah was turned into a pillar of salt for being disobedient and looking back.
That doesn’t mean that you must forget anything. It also doesn’t take anything away from the legacy. You only open the risk to tarnish your memories or the legacy of what was once great, when you try to keep using or returning to it after it is meant to be over.
Listen to the message below to hear the blessed Word of God concerning not looking back to situations, or reopening doors, that are already or should be closed.
I’ve noticed quite a few things about shadows. For one, if the sun is lower in the sky, and thus farther away, a person’s shadow is longer. The closer that the sun gets (which is also the higher that it goes and the brighter that it becomes), the smaller that the shadow becomes. If you could get even closer to the sun and the light is intensified even greater and greater, there will eventually become a point where you no longer see any shadow because the light and its reflections will eventually dispel all of the darkness.
Now think of how this applies to you as a believer…
Yeshuah (Jesus) is the son of God and the Word shines brightly as the sun. As the light (Word) shines on your life, your shadows (sins, weaknesses, sicknesses, etc. – all elements of darkness) are cast to the ground. The further you are away in your heart from the Lord, the more darkness is in your life, and the larger of a “shadow” that is cast to the ground when exposed to “the light.”
Isaiah 60:19 – The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
The closer you get to the light, however, and the higher you seek it (even to the point where you are completely submitted beneath it, fully exposed by it, with nowhere to hide), the smaller and smaller of a dark shadow you cast. In fact, you can get to the point where the only possibly shadow left is that which is hidden under your feet.
Romans 16:20 – And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
So seek the Lord diligently. Let there be no more room for anything to be hidden. Let there be nothing left to be cast down. Be in His presence. Peace be unto you!