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Detach from Your Outcome

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Proverbs 3:5 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about how detaching from the outcome may be easier than we think.

Recently, we’ve been talking about Joseph’s life, a man who was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and wrongly imprisoned for twelve years. We know that even though Joseph ended up in some pretty dark places on his journey, like being enslaved and imprisoned, God was not only with him everywhere he went, but God also gave him special favor in those places.

We also know that although things sometimes happened to Joseph that seemed to have no rhyme or reason, in the end, Joseph’s story is a very beautiful one.

If we apply this thinking to our own lives, we see that despite how dark things may seem, God and His favor are always with us. Even though we may struggle through seemingly unrelated events, in the end, they are all woven into a beautiful story. Knowing these things makes it much easier to detach from the outcome.

Joseph teaches us to not get caught up on the when and how. He simply reminded himself constantly that God was orchestrating a greater plan for his life. We know that Joseph went from the prison cell to the palace in the same day—something he could not have orchestrated on his own.

Do you need to detach from a situation that is, in a sense, imprisoning you today? If so, remember these words, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 (ESV)

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So today, go free and detach.

B Moments, detach

Detach from Your Need to Control the Outcome

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)

Today, I am thinking about the importance of detaching from the outcome.

Sometimes my faith will lead me down the path of praying for something and becoming fixated on achieving that one specific goal. Of course, I believe anything is possible with God, so I not only name it and claim it, but I show up with the time frame and the game plan too.

Therefore, when things don’t show up when I expect them to, or how I expect them to manifest, I can quickly become disappointed and ultimately feel defeated. The lesson is that while God urges us to ask Him for the desires of our heart, it is also necessary to detach from the when and the how our blessings will unfold.

This is exactly what Joseph did when he was wrongly imprisoned for twelve years. Even though Joseph was desperate to be free, he detached from the when and the how he would be released and trusted that God had a greater plan at work.

When we read the story of Joseph, we know that is exactly what was happening. God’s plan led to Joseph going from the prison to the palace in the same day. That is something that Joseph’s plan could not have resulted in.

So today, let us detach from our own plans and from our own understanding of our plans, and cling to these words: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, pray and then detach.