31 Days

Letting Go: Of all that holds you

This 31 days series is wrapping up today and while I didn’t come close to writing every day for 31 days, God still used the time I communed with Him to learn to reset my heart and focus on the act of letting go.

Because letting go doesn’t come easy for any of us. To let go of a dream. Or an expectation. Or a friend or family member. To let go of stuff, memories even. To let go of the hurt and pain that so often becomes a false comfort and friend. Letting go is not for the faint of heart.

Yet, it is precisely what God asks us to do. Over and over again.

It is an act of obedience, this letting go.

And it always is for our good. In the end, always.

Letting go in a world that tells us to acquire and accumulate – it’s not easy. It’s a daily battle to let go of the emotional, spiritual and physical baggage this world saddles us down with.

Yet, God calls us to let go.

We are to let go of the old so that the new may come forth.

We are to let go of the trappings and temptations of this world.

We are to let go of treasures on earth. Even if that treasure is a long-awaited for child, like Abraham.

We are to let go of that which weighs us down so we can finish the race set before us.

We are to let go of pride, jealousy, bitterness, slander, wrath, control… all of the betterment of our heart condition. And our life.

We are to let go of our plans and even our dreams so that He may work all things for the good of those who love Him.

We are a people called to let go. We are called to a life that approaches Him with empty, open hands that we may expectantly wait for Him to fill them with whatever He plans for us.

We are called also to approach Him with an empty heart so that He can fill it to overflow with His love, grace, mercy and joy.

This letting go stuff… it brings health. And it brings you into the presence of the Holy. For when you have let go and emptied yourself, then, and only then, He can fill you with Himself.

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