Looking at a space shuttle is amazing it is powerful and goes to heights many will never. It is created differently and focused on going beyond. It was not created for this atmosphere. Everything about it is for self containment in a new atmosphere. But in that understanding much like us. Not everything, that is launching with it or you is to be with you forever. The Rockets shed things that are with them in the beginning that are there just to take them to the next level so they can orbit.
Like the fuel canisters, If you take the fuel with you will explode, be to heavy etc. There are many things in life like that. Some things are not always suppose to be with you all the way, some things are there to go all the way. But if you keep the ones that are to be let go it will Kill you. and if lose the ones that are suppose to stay you will also die.
There is a point of release that is needed to let go and get to the next level in your life. In God that will change everything. You are in the T minus stage the count down or you are just taking off, or you are ready to go to the next atmosphere in His presence, realize it is not a bad thing or a terrible moment in who you are to let things, people or ideas go, It is necessary. Ecclesiastes talk about a season for everything, Proverbs about pruning and in order to Grow there is a pruning that needs to take place> a season and a time for everything. A coming and a going. Release what needs to be and soar to see forward what God Has placed in you for a new atmosphere.
The crew of that shuttle is also important, who flies it, who goes up with you, who can handle the G forces, special training and development is needed for that. Landing Reading the instruments so many needs and so much demand. That trip is a place none, like everything but much different. No one has ever done before going into new territory. It is not a simulator. It is not a training ground. But that crew is built or trained to go to that atmosphere, tested and proved at a certain level. That is a team called to go to that atmosphere and released.
It’s not everyone that goes with you there, there are still many helping you from the ground, experiencing great things and impact and a part and all are equally needed . But, the placement of where you are and who you are with is specific to where you are going.
The place you are going will need you to shed somethings, and be part of the right crew to navigate and have the best mindset to get there! Judges 7 is about Gideon and his army. He had to select what was needed for the battle God had Him to go in. Leaders do the same it will change everything!
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John 15:2 "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.