One day God said to Prophet Samuel, “You have mourned long enough for Saul. I have rejected him as king of Israel, so fill your flash with olive oil and go to Bethlehem. Find a man named Jesse who lives there, for I have selected one of his sons to be my king” (1 Samuel 16:1, NLT). Samuel grieved the loss of King Saul for so long that God had to visit him. Of course he is sad because he was the one who anointed Saul as king. I assume he felt like a looser and very disappointed that as prophet he have failed to advice king Saul. More than that, the relationship between Samuel and Saul is falling apart. God is telling him now, “Samuel, it’s time to move on.” In life, you have to get over the past and move on.
Do you know? You can be breathing now but probably you’re not alive. Some of us are dead long time ago, only some are really living their lives. Some are lost in the past, some are here today. Some talk only of the past because they stop living at a certain point of their life. Any time you discuss and reliving the past as though it was the present, it mean you have allowed the past to steal the present right out of your hands. Don’t do it! “Samuel, it’s time to move on.” Rise up and take it back. God is telling Samuel to “Go” for he have provided a new king. Do you hear that? God is doing something great among the people of Israel. Likewise, God is provided everything that you need to start all over again. Enough mourning, go and trust Him.
Sometime, the answer to old relationships is new ones. Here is you choice: you can keep mourning what nobody can change or you can start living in the present and begin to plan for the future. God is telling us through this verse, “It’s time to move on.” There are friends and someone special who are just waiting to be part of your life the moment you decide to live again. Choose to start living the present with God. Stop reliving events that are dead and gone. In fact, stop arguing with people who aren’t even listening! Take all your God-given time, your love, your energy and give it to the future for “it’s time to move on.”
As Prophet Samuel obeyed, God provided a new king, King David.
And a new relationship is born.
THINK BIG. START SMALL. GO DEEP.