Letting Go

July 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil. -Proverbs 4:25-27

Sometimes in our life we struggle to let go of something, someone, or some habit. We ache at the thought of having to go through the process of letting go, full knowing the hurt we will cause not only to ourself, but to someone we care deeply about.

However, the longer you hold on the shorter the time ticks till the situation goes from bad to worse. 

Philippians 3:12-14 tells us “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

The only thing that will ever matter is your walk with Christ. Because at the end of the day, he’s going to dump you, she’s going to lead you astray, and you’re going to be looking at the calendar wondering where your life went as tears stream down your face.

Press on toward the goal that Jesus has for you and stop wasting your life playing this mediocre game of this thing you called life.

The bible tells us in Romans 8:28 that “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” The bible doesn’t tell us that God works things together for what we see as good, but for His purpose.

Sometimes what we perceive as being bad is exactly what God wants for that person in our life. Sometimes we know that letting go will cause an immense turmoil of pain in someones life, but God uses pain as His ultimate platform to be glorified. In fact, God may want you to let go to allow that person to go through the lowest point in their life, so that He can build them back up.

Our ways are not His ways because we can’t see the big picture and that’s the exciting part. While we may think that this will really hurt someone, letting go may be the ultimate process of freedom for their life and letting them step into the calling that God has for them in their future life.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 is a constant reminder that we have a choice- in all things. We have a choice to allow God to step into our life and give us a clean heart be letting go of the things that keep us from Christ.

God will have His way in your life no matter what. You can hold onto your relationship for as long as you want, but He will take it out of your life manually if He has to- creating more pain and more hurt than you can imagine to show you that He is fully in control and wants all of you because He loves you.


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