LET NOTHING HOLD YOU BACK - Carter Conlon
When you choose to go with God, everything that once had the power to hold you back must let you go. That’s good news! “Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, ‘The thing comes from the Lord; we cannot speak to you either bad or good. Here is Rebekah before you; take her and go, and let her be your master’s son’s wife, as the Lord has spoken’” (Genesis 24:50-51).
Laban and Bethuel represented the former authorities in Rebekah’s life that once held her back. Yet, now all they could say was, “We cannot say one thing or the other because this comes from the Lord.” In other words, there is no power of hell, no lack, no past experience, no words that have been spoken over your life that can stop you from being all that God has called you to be in Christ! Every prison door must open; all bondages must let you go. All you have to do is get up and listen to the voice of God.
I promise you one thing: You will have an incredible life when you choose to live for God! Yes, when you are determined to follow Him fully, there will be difficult days. Yet when you get to the end of your journey, you will realize that you would not trade a day of it, for you will have brought glory to the name of Christ.
Of course, just as Rebekah, each of us must make the decision to follow Christ fully. It is a personal choice to walk in purity, to be available for the needs of others, to know the Father’s generosity, and to be able to tell others about it. And so the messenger who stands before you, the Holy Spirit, is asking you today, “Will you be a bride that is fit for my Master’s Son?”
Carter Conlon joined the pastoral staff of Times Square Church in 1994 at the invitation of the founding pastor, David Wilkerson, and was appointed Senior Pastor in 2001.