All things are possible with God. When you feel like giving up, give up the right things. Give up pride, control, refusing to forgive, give up anger, sorrow. Give up all these thing and humbly pray. Then anything in the world is possible because you have the audience of the God who made the world.❤
In clinging to God, I let go of so much. I let go of pain, even if I feel it a while. I let go of confusion and distraction, though the world wreaks of it. I let go of worry and expectations of badness for I am clinging to goodness. I let go if lies and dishonesty for I cling to truth. I let go od unforgiveness and hate for I cling to generous love. When I cling to God, I let go of so very much. But in letting go of these other things and cling g to God, I am truly free. Free. Free forever. God is freedom. How I love Him! ❤❤❤
If something plagues you, torments you, tempts you, gets the best of you, pervades your thinking, bests you, threatens to defeat you, punishes you unjustly, dampens your spirits, excites your body too much, whatever it is, to this thing/person/idea/voice you may feel free to kick it to the curb. I had to. It needs that. That which is in need of being kicked should rightly be kicked. If you can’t, bring it to me or a trusted friend and I’ll or they’ll do it. Happy to. I have been there. Recently. Kick it. There is the concept in the Bible “If your right hand/eye causes you to sin, cut it off for it is better to lose your hand/eye than for your whole body to be thrown to hell.” Why hang on to that which threatens eternity? Just let it go, like that Frozen song. Let it go. Kick it to the curb. Tell it OUT LOUD to leave in Jesus’ name. If it come back, which it will, tell it again. Keep doing that and read your Bible and pray to God for help. Stay away from it. Don’t entertain that internal terrorist. “We do not negotiate with terrorists” is another valid argument. Cease and decist. I just wanted to encourage anyone who needed it. God loves you and will help as soon as you humbly ask Him to. I will pray for you too. Love you, friend! ❤
Let them go. It is not easy to say that when it is fresh. Sometimes it takes 8 months. Sometimes it takes years. Sometimes it takes considerably less. The point is to get there. In time you will see it for what it is. Maybe a release and celebration that that person you loved is in a better place. Sometimes they didn’t deserve your love and is in a worse place. There are a myriad of possibilities. But guess what? God knows everything and loves you dearly. Dearly. You are so precious to Him. And He comforts those who mourn and ask Him to. And the closer you draw to Him, the more truth He reveals to you and opens your eyes to His provision for you. And He knows it is best that they be gone from your life, for your sake or theirs or His. And let them go. If they walk out, for good reasons or bad, let them go. Give up perceived control over the situation or unreal expectation or lies or selfishness to want someone unhealthy or selfishly wanting to keep someone stuck on this earth rather than be in Heaven because of your grief. Give it up to God. Pray. Get into the Word, the Bible. Really wrap yourself up in Jesus’ arms. Hold to truth and memorize it. Let them go. I did, it took a while, but everything is as it should be. God is in charge. All is right. And I am healthier for it. God is so very good!! He knows what He is doing and loves you so very much. Lean on Him. I am here too. 🙂 ❤
There are places where ocean meets bay or bay meets river or ocean meets ocean. Those who sail much will tell you there is always a change in the water, a temperament change, a current change, a pH change, something. Everytime you move from one water to another, there is change to contend with but the greatest hardship is in the transition between the two. That is where the greatest pull is, the greatest danger, the greatest trial. There is make or break. And during these difficult transitions, sometimes you can work with the current. You can never fight the current, though. You simply will not win. The current is bigger than you are, set in place and designed to work by the Ancient of Days. But all sailers would tell you that the best way, after you have done your best work in trying to work with the currents, is to let go of control and ride it out. This requires patience and release and contrition as it puts you in God’s hands and not yours. And the ride is terrifying. Easy to want to grab an oar. Letting go can feel like giving up and we fight that. Oh how we fight it. But letting go is sometimes the only way to get through to the other side safely and damage free. A d if you absolutely have to do something, you can always lighten the load while waiting and release some excess baggage that can weigh down the ship. Strong currents are a great time for release.
What finds me baffled is how opposite everything is from what is once expected in the spiritual realm than in the physical one. In the physical realm, you push an object to get it to move. In the spiritual realm, you let go of the object and it moves. Let me explain. I have had a troubling ongoing trial with someone in my family. I wanted one thing to happen, they wanted another. I worked and worked in the physical realm to get my way, to have it go the way I wanted, because of course I was right (and so was the other person, by the way). So, the more I prayed for my will to be done, the less done it was being. So, the Lord got sick of laughing at my feeble attempts, I think (in my twisted imagination, no offense meant) and gave me a tidbit of wisdom. This was to let go. Quit. Leave it alone. So, after several more attempts to not listen because certainly I was still right (tee hee), I finally gave up. I chilled out. In chilling out, several amazing things happened. First of all, I suddenly had much more energy and time to accomplish some very useful things. Secondly, the other person started relaxing. Thirdly, my relationship with God improved because I was going along with His plan and forcing my own. Fourthly, I broke through that pesky weight plateau because my stress levels decreased immensely. So chilling out rescued my relationship and God is good and life is what it should be. I love irony. I am so thankful to be given yet another chance to learn something truly important and useful. 🙂
The most freedom I have ever experienced in life is when I have trusted God with every aspect of my life. When I let go of trying to fix or control or have everything and just say, “Take it, God. You know how best to fix this. You are in control. You are big enough to handle this. I am just a little girl”, that is when freedom moves in and takes residence. Relationship difficulties? Give it up. Huge decisions on your plate? Just let go. Why do we always try to be superhumans? Why is our cape always dirty because we try to take off flying and end up dragged in the mud? Why keep fighting gravity? Because that is where the enemy is trying to keep us. Spiritual enemies, the enemy of pride, of self-importance. We are important, but we are humans. Why not just be content doing the best we can and letting the Professional of every aspect of life handle it? It works for me. Sometimes I still fight the surrender, but I just remind myself, “Give it up.” And when I truly do and work on my part of it and do what I can, giving God the rest, He always takes it and exchanges it for peace and joy and sometimes a great surprise I didn’t even imagine. There is immense freedom in trusting God and letting go.