Thinking Thursday: Let go, but of what?

Everything I have read over the last few days seems to suggest that I need to “let go, and let God.”  Blogs I’ve read, conversations I’ve had, experiences that we are going through.

Ideas that we have had for the future keep popping up where we were not looking – but then they are very scarce in the areas where we are actively seeking information.  One example of this is a fellowship that my G is slated to take part in this winter – that no one else had ever heard of.  Another example is a school program that will help him get a certification he needs – again, it was not a well known program.  Traditional job hunting techniques have resulted in a big goose egg.

A job I really, desperately, wanted – didn’t even result in an interview.

Obviously we are being carried, and also obviously we are being pointed in a certain direction. We just don’t know what that direction is yet.

Limbo sucks.  I am not good at waiting.

But the more we let go, and the more we just keep filling in the blanks as we are given surprising opportunities, the more good things are coming our way.

The more we let go, the more our cup overflows.

So my question for you tonight is –

What do you need to let go of?

What is holding you back, because you are holding on to it?  What is weighing you down, because you won’t jettison what was otherwise a seemingly great idea, or dream, or opportunity?  

“Let go, and let God” isn’t, word for word, in the Bible.  But David wrote that we are to cast our cares on God.  Psalm 55:22

In seeking more verses tonight, I found this blog from Guideposts- “Sometimes there’s a difference in what we want to give up and what we need to release.”

Is it that there is something in your life you should let go of?  Some control you need to cede?

A friend told me tonight that she’d have a hard time with our current situation, because limbo makes her anxious.  She likes to have control.  As an Army family, we have somewhat learned that our illusion of control is just that – an illusion.  Really, we are at the Army’s beck and call.

I learned to relinquish control over that part of our lives long ago – now, God is teaching me to let go of the rest of it.  Not sure what our jobs will be?  Let it go.  Not sure where we will even live?  Let it go.

Finish school.  Try for opportunities that land on our desks. Finish the Army.  And lean back, let go, and trust.

It would be easier if we could travel the way these two want to.

It would be easier if we could travel the way these two want to.

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2 thoughts on “Thinking Thursday: Let go, but of what?

  1. I really needed to hear this today! I’ve been under so much stress lately and I’ve felt a little lost. But it’s nice to just say, you know what, I’m letting go. Here’s to accepting the things we can’t change! Thanks for this! xo, Kayla

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