"Son of man, behold, I take away from you the desire of your eyes with one stroke; yet you shall neither mourn nor weep, nor shall your tears run down." (Ezekiel 24:16)
Ezekiel's wife died because the Lord said so. As we have chosen to give our lives to the Lord, our whole lives belong to Him.
Should the Lord require of me to do such a thing, I need to be willing to let go of the things and people in my life that I think I absolutely can't live without. I need to stop holding on to the relationships I think I need and trust Him completely. I need to love my husband fully and without reservation because we never know when he can be taken from me or I from him.
Am I there yet? I wish I could say a resounding "Yes!"... but I have a long way to go.
Is there anything in your life that you're holding on to so tight that you'd be unwilling to give it up?