When God Says Go Back


Sometimes we leave behind a person, a relationship, a job, a location, a house, a volunteer job, ministry work, a neighborhood, a school, anything or anyone at all, only to discover through prayer and seeking biblically centered counsel that the Lord wants us to go back. Either because He never wanted us to leave in the first place. Or because He wanted us to leave for a season and then go back. But sometimes when this happens we are afraid, ashamed, prideful, rebellious, embarrassed, feel guilty, feel we have something better to do now, etc. We figure it’s too late or wrong to go back. We don’t want to go back. We’re worried about going back. Or anything else for that matter.

Friend, if the Lord is calling you to go back to something or someone, and you are clear of this through prayer and reading the Bible and seeking godly counsel if and as He leads you, go back. Go back. Go back. Go back. Go back for Christ’s sake. And trust the Lord to give you the courage and strength and all you need to go back in obedience to Him.

Dear Lord, help us to hear from you. Help us to seek you. Help us to move away from all the busyness of our lives and to take the time daily to spend alone with you, dear Father. Help us to commit ourselves to read your Word daily. Help us to seek your face. Throughout the day and night, and not just when we take set time apart with you, remind us to stay connected to you. Not to just pray to you, Father, but to LISTEN to you. And help us to know when you want us to go back. To return to something or someone we left whether it was your will or our own. When it’s your will to go back, help us to hear from you clearly and not to be confused. And help us by your love, mercy, grace, and strength to return for as long as you want for your purpose and ultimately for your glory, AMEN!

““But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” Luke 6:46

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