I started reading a new book today, a missionary biography called In This Place. She writes this about having to leave all behind to go to Africa:
In the necessary letting go of precious things in our immediate lives, it had not yet become obvious to us that this letting go would be the only way to receive the reward of other precious things: souls to present to our Savior and the reality of seeing lives transformed by the teaching of His powerful Word. Often the best things come after relinquishing the good things in our lives. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son (John 3:16).
Can’t wait to read more…but in the meanwhile, I have to wonder…what are the good things that are getting in the way of God’s best for my life??? And am I willing to let them go? How about you?