A separation from something or someone is usually under bad, sad, and or tense circumstances. A separation from a spouse usually ends in divorce, which (in some cases) can be detrimental. A separation from a job can mean loss of income, which can lead to far worse situations. As a parent, being separated from a child can be a sickening feeling. Even when cooking, there are certain ingredients that will separate from one another. And when this happens, your recipe is completely destroyed. But sometimes, we have to separation can lead to an elevation. What do I mean? Well, I’m glad you asked! Sometimes, there‘s a higher calling on our life that will not be fulfilled until we leave certain things and people alone. Often times, we must separate ourselves from gossip, backbiting, finger pointing, over indulging, negativity, and more. But here’s the part that took me for a loop; at times, we have to separate from friends, loved ones, and our comfort zone. This doesn’t make sense, does it? But it’s true.
Everyone can’t go where God (or whatever higher power you believe in) is trying to take you. If you find yourself being slightly uncomfortable around the same people you could spend the entire day with or if you no longer desire to have long conversations with people you could talk to all day, then maybe it’s time to separate. And it wasn’t until this very moment that I realized I need to stop getting hurt and upset by people that don’t spend time with me anymore. Maybe, it their time to separate from...dare I say it...ME! OUCH!!!! That separation doesn’t mean you no longer care for the person(s) or place(s). It just means your time to level up has come. You are being prepared for something greater. You are being pruned for a promise. Will it hurt? Of course! Will it be worth it? Most definitely! Days may get long and lonely but your prosperous future depends on your present obedience. Are you willing to go through a separation for an elevation? I am! Get ready to level up! Do what needs to be done and do it with your head held high! And remember, always, beYOUtiful!