“I’m not sending you back there,” the Spirit of God spoke to my heart. “Do you want to go back to what I brought you out of?”
Confession. I was uncomfortable with some of my current circumstances. I felt desperate to get out of them. Out of where I was. I felt like I was in the wilderness between an old place and a new one. Wouldn’t going back bring relief? Make me feel better? Be more comfortable? Feel safe and secure at the very least because where the Lord had brought me out of would be familiar?
Friend, the only place to be is exactly where the Lord wants us when He wants us there no matter His purpose whether it’s a place of transition, of growth, of testing, of refining, of opportunity to serve Him, of opportunity to help others, a place of rest, a place of conviction and chastening, no matter what.
The Israelites wanted to go back to bondage in Egypt because they couldn’t stand how they felt when the Lord used Moses to bring them into the Promised Land. See in the Bible what happened to them, and, in your own case, if the Lord is telling you not to go back to where He brought you out of, DON’T GO BACK!
“Then He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in, to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers.” Deuteronomy 6:23