The story struck a chord in Gladys as she felt the Lord asking her whether she was willing to give up all that she loved–her husband, her children, her possessions– for him. (pg.244 Hearts of Fire)
We all know that God tests us in this way and many people have done this. Sadly others think that God asking this is merely an excuse to satisfy his blood lust or be cruel. Unfortunately for those people,God knows the future and he is merely preparing his followers for what is about to come into their lives and he is making sure that they do not throw away their faith when tragedy strikes his followers.
letting go does not mean that we will lose everything right away or eventually. It helps us prepare to fight the enemy when it attacks viciously.