Life seems to be all about learning, implementing, revising, relearning… Some of those lessons are ones I wish I just had to sit through once and, perhaps if I truly learned the message the first time through, that would be the end of that.
Letting go of the old ideas that are not based on the living word of God, letting go of the soul-draining stuff that tries to position itself into my mind. I once read this in a book along time ago, “I am the master of my fate, and the captain of my soul.” What a weight that would be to bear. I’m grateful to know that I don’t have to helm my own ship, chart my own course, and keep my finger to the wind constantly.
There is great peace that comes with letting go.
For a control-oriented person like me, letting go is never easy. Letting go of my son, letting go of carefully laid plans, letting go of relationnships, letting go of failures… But I’ve found that there is almost always a direct compensation for letting go. He is always faithful to fill me with new hopes, new ideas, new dreams and – more importantly – fresh faith, fresh vision, fresh excitement.
Letting go means getting to free-fall back into the all powerful and loving arms of God and RESTING. Resting like David, who in Psalm 131 wrote, “I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.”
So today just let go, and let God.