Joel Osteen Daily Devotionals June 13 2022 :
When Abraham left his country, the Lord had told him to take only his immediate family, but he added his nephew Lot. It wasn’t long before there was strife and conflict between his herders and Lot’s herders, and they had to separate with Lot taking the better land. Later Lot and his family were taken captive, and Abraham had to rescue them, risking his own safety and spending all his time and energy on problems he never should have had in the first place.
Difficulties come whenever we aren’t willing to leave people whom God tells us to leave. Perhaps it’s a friend whom you’ve known is not good for you. Now you’re dealing with unnecessary trouble and heartache. What’s interesting is the name Lot means “veil or covering.” When you leave what you’re supposed to leave, the veil will come off. You’ll see things that you’ve never seen–new friends, new opportunities, new talents, new levels. Are you holding on to someone or something God is telling you to let go of?