Necessary Endings


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I was at the Women of Faith Conference in Pittsburg when I heard Henry Cloud, a Christian pyschologist, talk about necessary endings. God used it to show me why I was stuck, and a lightbulb went off in my head. I knew what I needed to do.

A couple of weeks ago, I quit a ministry I’d done for years. It was a good ministry, and I enjoyed it, but through God’s urging, I realized that it wasn’t where my focus was or where God was taking me. It distracted me from what God is doing in my life now. So I resigned. I made a necessary ending so I could go forward. What are some of the things you need to end that are distracting you from where God’s leading you now?

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.”   Anatole France
Philippians 4:13-14 (NKJV) Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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