#YES TO GOD- When God says, "LET GO!"

2:30 PM

For my regular followers, I had participated in an online Bible/book study with a weekly blog hop for Proverbs 31 Ministries. The book that is touching over 22,000 women from 120 countries is "What Happens When Women Say Yes to God" by Lysa TerKeurst. Below is an assignment post. :) I kept it nice and short since there are so many to read!

I'm sure many of us can relate to "losing" something in our lives. Whether it be a favorite hobby, a relationship, a favorite job or car. The possibilities are endless. 

I chose this topic because of its very title. When this study came in my email I felt that "tug" in my heart to sign up for this one. I ordered the book, downloaded it on my ipad, and took a deep breath as the first few emails leading up to it poured in. Ironically, as I was waiting for it to start, God was already aligning me to say YES to Him. 

Six months ago, as of this coming Friday, a relationship entered my life. One that I was resistant to follow through on. It came in the package of everything I asked God not to send me. (Don't ever do that by the way...) I prayed just like most Christian young women for a Godly man. When I found out as we began talking more that he was 4 out of the 5 things I didn't want, including a marine and long distance, I almost threw him aside. BUT, God intervened. He gave me such conviction in my heart that I was judging. A sharp pain of recognition of prejudice I didn't even realize I had in me. 

I am usually an obedient person. I always have been. When God wants me to do something I say yes pretty easily, but this wasn't an easy thing to say yes to. This meant the possibility of changes in my future, the exercising of faith in the unseen, and ultimately a test in how much I really trust God. I didn't see any of this coming. You could say it was like a piece of debri that flew in from nowhere and wacked me in the face as I strolled through my complacent life. It hurt. 

I have been in constant prayer about this and each time am being nudged further and further away from what I am used to. Each "YES" I say to God opens another door that seems so intimidating and at times fearful. Yet, saying "YES" has challenged me, is growing me in places that have been untouchable for years, deepening my relationship with Christ as I learn to trust Him with my future, and preparing me for something God knows about that I can't see. In that, peace takes over. The title of this study is what drew me in because I already saw God preparing me for YES. He was active before this study even was thought of. For that I am thankful because even though it feels like I'm "losing" community, friends, family, familiarity, security, and comfort, letting go of idols these have come to be to me, is birthing blessings that are changing my life for the best. I can say, going on 6 months Friday, this relationship has been a Godsend and truly the answer to my prayers for a Godly man in my life. I am looking forward to the new adventures that lie ahead, the places I will be going, and what has already been set into motion. :)

Thanks for reading my blog post today! I hope it encouraged you!

Blessings,
Rebekah




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Rebekah Samuel

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  1. This line, right here: "preparing me for something God knows about that I can't see." OH MY STARS, yes, Rebekah! How easy it is to lose sight of that as we walk blindly by faith alone. I pray he continues to answer each one of those heaven-sent prayers in unexpectedly joyous ways for you!

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  2. I had to giggle at your "including a marine." I always said I would NEVER date a marine!!! Well.....I MARRIED one!!! And I am so thankful for my marine. I thank God for him everyday and couldn't imagine what the past 22 years would have been like without him.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Veronica Herzing (OBS Leadership Team)

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  3. Missindeedy, I read your blog today!! Out of all those posted you picked mine! That's crazy! I didn't have time to comment cause I was at work, finishing up my break, but I really did like it! Thanks for stopping by mine. :)

    Thank you Veronica for your comment. That is encouraging to me. I was mostly concerned about meeting a marine because I don't like death or losing someone to it. He happens to be a lawyer though so combat and deployment will not be very frequent. I praise God He was watching out for me. :)

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