CHANGE HAS COME

CHANGE HAS COME

 

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CHANGE HAS COME!

 

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1 – KJV)

 

Good afternoon to all my WordPress Family, Twitter followers, Email Subscribers and Readers!

As indicated in my recent post, “Change is Calling”, at one time “Unwalled” fit in my spirit well and a grace was upon me to maintain it, but things have shifted, and continuing with it as in the past has become like trying to squeeze into that favorite old garment that just won’t fit anymore.

I’ve sought God’s wisdom on the matter and after much prayer have concluded that the time has come for “Unwalled” as in its present form to end. 

My 7-year journey with “Unwalled” has been an enriching experience that afforded me the honor of connecting with and touching the lives of many persons around the world, and for that, I am forever grateful.

My heartfelt thanks goes out to each follower, subscriber and visitor around the globe; your support, comments, and words of encouragement over the years are very much appreciated.

Thanks also for sharing my content via email, re-blogging and the various social media platforms enabling even more lives to be blessed.

I want to also thank those of you who shared your heartaches, challenges, problems, goals and dreams with me; I count your openness as a  privilege and feel blessed to have been able to help you in some way.

Most of all, I thank God for His grace and faithfulness because without Him, there would be no “Unwalled”.

I will not delete “Unwalled”, but will let it remain published so that the Lord can continue to use it to encourage, edify and inspire others who stop by in the future. 

What’s next for me re blogging?

Will it be another blog?

Will it be a total revision and transformation of “Unwalled”?

I’m not quite sure yet, but for now, this chapter is closed.

Again, thank you for your support over the years and understanding.

I’ll leave you with the following words of encouragement:

 

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.


Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.


Don’t assume that you know it all.

Run to God! Run from evil!


Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! 


Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best.
 Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.


But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;
 don’t sulk under his loving correction.
 It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.”

(Proverbs 3:5-12 – The Message Bible)

 

Be encouraged!

Peace, love and blessings to all,

Kim

 

Copyright © 2017 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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CHANGE IS CALLING

CHANGE IS CALLING

IT JUST DOESN’T FIT!

 

Good morning to all my WordPress family, email subscribers and readers!

There’s something important that I need to let you know.

Have you ever had a favorite piece of clothing that you’ve worn for years then one day you try it on and it does not fit?

You want it to fit so you pull, tug, twist, wiggle, hold in, stretch, but none of that helps…it just does not fit.

It used to fit beautifully, you enjoyed wearing it, it looked good on you, you felt comfortable in it, others complimented you on it and even encouraged you to wear it often, but now it simply won’t fit.

For me, Unwalled has become that piece of clothing.

Aone time Unwalled fit in my spirit well, but things are shifting, and continuing with it as at present is like trying to squeeze into that favorite old garment that just won’t fit.

I’ve been seeking God’s wisdom on the matter and asking Him what this “mis-fitness” means and requires.

I don’t have any clear instructions yet, but whatever He tells me to do, whether it is to make some key changes or to discontinue the blog, I will do it so out of respect and fairness, I’m sharing this with you now.

When something in our life no longer fits, change, i.e., letting go of the familiar either in part or whole, is calling. 

Is there someone or something in some aspect of your life, family, work, church/ministry, friendships, health, finances, whatever, that you know no longer fits, and that you sense the Lord telling you to lay aside, put off, leave behind, walk away from, no longer be involved in, adjust or see differently?

At times just the thought of this can be daunting, so we figuratively prefer to squeeze into that old, favorite garment, keeping things the same way, but if change is what God requires, it is best that we do it in spite of our feelings because in the same way that we cannot move forward while looking back, we cannot hold on to what no longer fits and expect to progress in God’s plan for our lives.

If there is someone or something that no longer fits, I urge you to seek the Lord about it then listen to and do whatever He says, knowing that, “The will of God will never lead you where the grace of God cannot keep you.“

By God’s grace, that’s what I intend to do, not just with Unwalled, but in every area of my life that no longer fits and requires God-inspired change.

 

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do His good pleasure.”

Philippians 2:13 – NKJV

 

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13 – NKJV

 

WordPress family, email subscribers and readers, please know that I appreciate each of you.

Once I receive clarity about Unwalled and have some instructions re its future, I’ll let you know. 

 

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1 – KJV)

 

CHANGE IS CALLING!

 

Shalom!

Kim

 

Copyright © 2017 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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IF IT JUST DOES NOT FIT YOUR LIFE, IT’S TIME TO CHANGE IT!

IF IT JUST DOES NOT FIT YOUR LIFE, IT’S TIME TO CHANGE IT

IT JUST DOES NOT FIT!

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:”

Ecclesiastes 3:1 – NKJV 

Have you ever had a favorite piece of clothing that you’ve worn for years then one day you try it on and it just does not fit?

You pull, tug, twist, wiggle, hold in, stretch, but it just does not fit.

Mind you, it was fitting all along and you enjoyed wearing it. It looked good on you, you felt comfortable in it, others complimented you on it and even encouraged you to wear it, but now it just does not fit.

What is it in your life that used to fit beautifully, but now it just does not fit?

  • Is it your job, or position at work?
  • The place where you live?
  • The local church you attend?
  • The way you dress?
  • Your eating habits?
  • A method you’ve used to do a specific task?
  • A way of relating to someone?
  • A friendship or some other relationship?
  • Helping a certain person or institution in a particular way?
  • Your perspective or belief about something or someone?

What is it in your life that used to fit beautifully, but now it just does not fit?

At one time it fit you well. You felt at peace with it, it complemented your life, produced good fruit, helped and blessed others, provided fulfillment, enabled you to grow and develop, but now if you are honest with yourself, holding on to or continuing in it is like trying to squeeze into that favorite old garment that just won’t fit.

What is it in your life that used to fit beautifully, but now it just does not fit?

Selah!

Once identified, no matter what it is in your life that just does not fit, it is important for you to accept the fact that it just does not fit and some adjustments are needed.

Next, it is important to seek God’s wisdom on the matter. Ask Him why you are experiencing this “mis-fitness” and to show you how to deal with it. As you open your heart and mind to hear from Him, remember that whatever He speaks to you will never contradict His written Word or its principles in any way.

Lastly, and most importantly, whatever He tells you to do, just do it! 

Okay, I know that depending on what He says, sometimes it is not that easy, but I also know that God will never instruct you to do anything that He has not already made a way for you to do.

So whether He directs you to sever a relationship, re-define a friendship, leave a job, seek a new place to live, withhold help where you once freely gave it, change your eating or dressing habits, your way of relating to someone, your attitude toward a situation or person, where you attend church, or anything else, you can rest assured that His grace, His divine enabling power, is available to help you to do it.

When something in our life no longer fits, change is essential. 

Let’s face it, sometimes it is scary letting go of the familiar. We figuratively prefer to squeeze into that old, favorite garment, but if change is what God requires, it is best that we do it in spite of our feelings because in the same way that we can not move forward while looking back, we can not hold on to what no longer fits and expect progressive, productive lives.

What is it in your life that you know no longer fits and you sense the Lord telling you to lay aside, put off, leave behind, walk away from, no longer be involved in, adjust or see differently?

Whatever it is, I exhort you to hear, listen to and obey His voice and remember that “The will of God will never lead you where the grace of God can not keep you.

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do His good pleasure.”

Philippians 2:13 – NKJV

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13 – NKJV

Be encouraged!

Kim

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