I’m a fixer. You know the kind of person who has the great need to fix a situation, a relationship, and a problem no matter what. However some things just cannot be fixed! Learning to let go of those things that are out of my control has been one of the greatest life-lessons I am continuing to learn. I didn’t realize in my younger more inexperienced and immature years how powerful it is to release someone or something. Letting go is empowering and freeing. To live a life with open hands is a life filled with peace and peace is something I desperately wanted and needed. I know all to well the power of fear and it’s suffocating effects. Letting go means we must give up our right to fix the situation or relationship as well as to give up the right to fully understand the why, how, when, who and what ifs.
It is so amazing to be free to live life in truth — realizing trusting God with a humble heart really does bring the kind of peace that passes all understanding.
I wish I had a simple formula to share, the 1-2-3 steps of letting go. I don’t believe that exists. I do however know that prayer changes things and prayer has changed me. The daily discipline of laying down my rights, releasing the people and things I can’t control to God, breathing when I am filled with fear inhaling God’s presence and exhaling fear. It has been a process, at times three steps forward followed by two steps back; but evidentially you wake up one morning and you’re free!
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. ” –John 14:1
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” –John 16:33
As always this is from my heart to yours,