Some days go as planned and others don’t and if we're being honest some days just plain stink. But right there in the middle of you throwing yourself a pity party, God's there to gently remind you that you're not in control, He is, and He’s got it all worked out.
Letting go; Something that is talked about so much yet is rarely fully embraced. Why?
We all have that area that grips us, that we are dead set on and has a strong hold on us. Do you know what that area represents? A place that you’ve allowed the devil's lie to become more real than God’s truth. It wasn’t overnight. Most of the time it never is. It’s over time that the enemy’s whispers become louder and louder until fear settles in and we forget who God really is. Or maybe you never fully understood God in that area of your life.
There’s something so manipulative about being in control that convinces us we’re a better person if we’re in charge of something. We feel this need to take ownership of things and hold them hostage.
The truth is God has been and is in control of it all from the very beginning. We tend to waste so much time and energy trying to fight for things that aren’t even ours to begin with; our finances, marriage, relationships, career, etc.
If all good things are from Him and you are doing all things unto the Lord then why are you trying to control what only He has power over? And if you trust that He only has good things for you then why don’t you leave it all up to Him?! (I’ve heard His track record is perfect, by the way.)
Go ahead and make all the plans you want,
but it’s the Lord who will ultimately direct your steps.
We are all in love with our own opinions,
convinced they’re correct.
But the Lord is in the midst of us,
testing and probing our every motive.
Before you do anything,
put your trust totally in God and not in yourself.
Then every plan you make will succeed.
Proverbs 16:1-3 TPT
Fear. Fear is the ultimate liar. It’s always up to no good, tricking us into believing that we can do a better job than God. And if you aren't careful, fear will rob you blind of all your peace. But thank God for His grace. Even when we try to do things on our own, He is always there to help us get back on the right path: His path. It's less about what we control and more about what we can let go of. After all, letting go tends to make the load lighter for the journey.
Wherever you are on your path today, know this: Whether you are experiencing turbulence or smooth sailing, severe storms or sunny and 75, all that matters is that you're on His path and He never takes us down the wrong one. Let go. Trust Him. He's got this.
Listen to Letting Go by Steffany Gretzinger