In the last days, the most awesome things that I have experienced have been as an outcome of me facing the crippling terror of letting go of everything, and let God do His ways.
We Human beings are so tempted to worry about all sorts of things, holding tight to relationships, academics, people, business/Job, circumstances or even the past, simply because it seems fulfilling. But in the nutshell, not letting go is only limiting you from living your fullest potential.
However, letting go hasn’t been an easy thing to do. I’m that one person who always wanted to have everything under my control, thus leaving me overwhelmed with loads of worries. The reality is that, I wasted a lot of my time and energy trying to cope up with tension and anxiety, not forgetting the sleepless nights which I spent trying to figure everything out, as well as trying to come up with man-made-solutions and wondering why this and that didn’t work out.
What about you? How easy do you let go?
I have recently really understood what it means to let go and let God. Before then I only ran to God in a begging way asking Him for my will to be done. My focus was more on the outcome of my desires rather than the manifestation of God’s will. Do you get my point?
Letting go means letting God take control of everything and trusting Him. He knows everything including the outcome of that certain situation that you are going through. You can’t be in control of everything, not even the outcome.
On the first of June 2019, I lost someone who was and remains very dear to me. My dad was promoted to glory. Dad and I were best friends and we shared a lot. I prayed and stood in faith for dad’s healing. I even believed that God the Almighty was able to raise him again, for nothing is impossible with God. But perhaps, all these were my desires??
You see, I have got good and enough reasons to be discouraged, disappointed and to be bitter for the rest of my life. But I have chosen to let go and let God. It is hard to learn to live without dad, but I’m absolute sure that it’s not the end of my destiny.
I’m writing this blog believing that someone somewhere will benefit from it. Mourning is a healing process and it’s okay to grief. So, feel the pain and embrace it. But you will only get over it if you let go. Letting go doesn’t mean we forget about our loved lost ones. We are still in deep connection with them.
We are all travellers in this journey called life. And in the process of travelling, there are things that we don’t want them to happen but must accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. And each experience we make has got a meaning.
Letting go and letting God has helped me move on. It has helped me look at things in a totally different perspective. It has made me realise that I am not here to put a question mark on what God has put a PERIOD!
My dear friend, I don’t know exactly what you’re going through. I am not even aware of what you are so much attached to that you feel you can’t let it go. Maybe it feels like, that bad situation is lasting forever. or Maybe it feels like all hope is lost. Perhaps you want to “let go” and “let God” but you feel insecure.
Today I’m the friend at your front door, knocking to see if you’re home. I’m standing on your doormat to tell you the same things that God told me: “And which of you by being anxious and worried can add a single hour to his span of life?”
And I am here to tell you that letting go will be scary at the beginning but you can’t experience freedom if anxious, obsessive, with a fearful mind. None of the things you are attached to can really bring security and happiness to you.
Let go and let the Spirit of God feel your heart and mind.
I love you,