Recently I became a little agitated because my computer was not recognizing my passwords on various accounts. This meant that I had to reset my passwords. I couldn’t figure out why my access to previously opened accounts were now closed to me.
My access to the information that I was seeking was denied. It made me think about times in my life when I needed to deny access to certain things and certain people.
I am a firm believer in “seasons and reasons.” There’s a season for everything and there is a reason for everything. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 reads:
3 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
Many times I have held onto things and people for far too long, waiting for circumstances and situations to change, only to realize that I should have denied their access to me.
When something no longer feeds you or seeds you, then it’s time to deny access. Let me break this down for you. When something feeds you, it feeds knowledge, inspiration, encouragement or love. When something seeds you, it or they help you to grown spiritually, emotionally, educationally or financially.
When old habits begin to weigh you down, it’s time to deny access. When the knowledge that you’re providing is either falling on deaf ears or closed minds, it’s time to deny access.
When time has wound down and you crave a change in your circumstances and situations, it’s time to deny access. When people you’ve been loyal to, are no longer loyal to you, then it’s time to deny access.
Change your password, change your position and deny access to things that no long serve you well and move forward with doing what you were called to do.