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Tony Romo Letting Go and Leaving

Published on April 5, 2017 | By
Yesterday we received the unexpected news that Tony Romo is stepping away from playing football to become a CBS broadcaster. Honestly, I’m pretty surprised he wouldn't want to prove himself one more time on the field and be a starter somewhere else. I'm bummed he’ll no longer be a quarterback, as I've loved watching him play over the years. Nonetheless, I’m pumped he’s joining Jim Nantz in the broadcast booth - the duo will make a great team! Hearing a new voice during CBS games will be refreshing, and Romo should prove to be highly interesting and informative. The Romo-Cowboys saga has dragged on for awhile. But with this decision finally being made, most people involved have ended up as winners.  The key to the resolution of this situation was Romo’s willingness to let go and leave. He didn’t kick and scream about remaining a starter, he didn’t cling to being an NFL QB too long, and he parted ways on good terms at the right time. By letting go and leaving, Romo's able to embrace a new opportunity with CBS...Dak Prescott doesn't need to look over his shoulder...and Romo remains a Cowboy great without playing in another team’s jersey.  This is an excellent example of the value in letting go and leaving something behind to pursue something new. Often times God wants to use us in a different way, but in order to receive what He has in store for us, we must faithfully act in obedience by letting go and leaving. If we stubbornly hang on too tightly to one thing, and are unwilling to let it go, we could be missing out on tremendous blessings from God. After having lived on earth for awhile, Jesus let his disciples know the importance of returning to the Father and that good would come from Him leaving them in a physical sense. John 16:7 (ESV) says, "Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you.” As followers of Jesus, we are now empowered by the Holy Spirit dwelling within us because He was sent when Jesus went away. As we pursue God’s will and are led by the Spirit, He will make it clear when it’s time to leave one situation to embrace an even better one. It takes faith to let go and leave, but God will strengthen us and provide for us as we do. I’m Bryce Johnson and you can unpack that! PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for sending Jesus to earth, and for providing the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us. Please show me what steps I need to take, and give me a willingness to let go and leave what I need to, in order to do what You’ve called me to do next. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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