The call to become a disciple of Jesus is a call to leave. We see this in Psalm 45 where the bride is called to forget that which has been precious to her and even defined her.
10 Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention:
Forget your people and your father’s house.
As I go with my King I embrace a new future. This requires me to let go of my old life, however good it might have been. This might seem a betrayal, but it is essential. Jesus calls us, yet many are so stretched between a misguided duty of maintaining what has gone before, and desperation to take hold of what Jesus has ahead that neither is achieved.
11 Let the king be enthralled by your beauty;
honour him, for he is your lord.
King Jesus is enthralled by me, yet will I let him? My poor self-image refuses to allow it. Yet if I allow that He is enthralled by me then I will be free to go with Him. As I receive His love, the love of His rivals will fade from my view.
13 All glorious is the princess within her chamber;
her gown is interwoven with gold.
Those who allow Jesus to do this work in them become glorious and are clothed with Christ.
16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers;
you will make them princes throughout the land.
The fruit of a life with the King takes the place of our fathers. Our hearts are satisfied by what Jesus does.
For the complete study on Psalm 45 follow this link – Caught up with Christ and go to the end.