Let Go & Let God! by Tonya Davis
Have you at any time found yourself reciting, "Lord, let your will be done, not mine," only to continue trying to do things your way? Certainly we all have, but sometimes we do
it unconsciously.Some of us are completely unmindful of the proverbial tug-of-war we have going on with God.The whole notion of "let go let God" is based on the premise that we tum everything over to God, and let Him work it out. After thinking about this concept, a few questions come to mind:What do we need to let go of? Why do we need to let go? How do we let go? What do we need God to do?"
No doubt there are many different answers to these questions, but ultimately the bottom line is...if it's not what God has for you, then it's NOT for you!Let's quit trying to fit a "square peg into a round hole."
In dealing with what we need to let go owe can start with the things keeping us from moving toward our next level:negative thoughts and distractions, open wounds, and toxic people.Some of us are badly wounded and walking in circles, afraid, and bleeding profusely. But be encouraged and know that "If the Lord had not been on our side when men attacked us, when their anger Pared against us, they would have swallowed us alive..." (Psalm 124:2-3). Everyone's situation or circumstance is not ((one size fits all,)) so we must be diligent in seeking God's will for our lives. After all,it's no big secret...He already knows what or who we've been holding onto. If we're open, He'll help us let it go.
Why we need to let go is based on the need for personal empowerment, preparation, enlightenment, moving forward, and growth. Also, why we need to let go becomes very apparent by way of the negative, never-ending cycles that we tend to carry on.So let's stop thinking we know it all and "Be not wise in our own eyes but fear the LORD,and turn away from will...because blessed is the one who finds wisdom and the one who gets an understanding" (Prov.3:7,13).
How we let go can sometimes be a bit unclear. When we set into motion the act of dismissing those negative thoughts and distractions that come along to throw us offtrack, we then begin the process of taking our power back! We also can use the power of forgiveness as a way to let go. Also, by acknowledging the fact that we have wounds that have not been healed, God opens the door for discernment and restoration.
Lastly, getting rid of those toxic people in our lives can lend a hand in the healing process, as well as preventing the likelihood of additional damage.In this case, the old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," holds true.
After all is said and done, we need God to be our everything! By letting go, we're able to be released from the unnecessary complexities in life, therefore allowing God's will be our very own. His Word tells us, "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will" (Romans 12:2). If we change our way of thinking, life's positive improvements will be revealed to us. We must get out of our own way, and out of God's way.We must let go of that old way of thinking, doing, and being, and let God have His way.
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