Every branch in me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit (John 15:2)~ Not everything (nor everyone) that IS with you will BE with you. In the process of going to the destiny God has for you, there are a series of trials and tests in life you go through….everyone can agree on that. If you look back though, you’ll notice that during these trials, some things happen: people that used to have your back…leave! Things you used to have and do…are no more! While we who were comfortable with our circumstances and circles see this as a loss, God sees it as preparation and cleansing. Those things that don’t bring fruitfulness through your life must be removed from your life so that those things that do bring fruitfulness can be more productive. Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us (Heb 12:1). When you are focused on what God is doing in your life, expect then that people, things and habits will fall away from you. Also expect certain things within you to become more intense and productive. As God intends that as we are in Him, we bear His fruit; that which is in and about us must also bear fruit or be cut off from us. When this happens, and it will, and it will HURT, don’t be dismayed for this is God’s work: And the Lord said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go (Judg 7:4). If it goes, it goes! There are some people and things and habits that get pulled away from our lives that we should STOP TRYING TO HOLD ON TO!!! Yes, we must trust God and let them go! That and those which are fruitful to your life will remain! The rest, will and need to… fall away! Let Go – Let God!