Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
The Bible talks from Genesis to Revelation about ‘Letting.’
About ‘Letting go’ of worries and troubles and burdens and fears and corrupt communication.
About ‘Letting’ peace rule our heart. About ‘Letting’ there be light in our lives. About not ‘Letting go’ of righteousness.
How do we ‘Let’? How do we ‘let go’ ?
I think that I ‘let’ and ‘let go’ in 4 steps.
1- I choose to believe that God’s word is true and that it is His perfect will for my life
160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
2– I believe that if God’s word tells me to do something, and/or not do something, not only is it possible, but God will help me accomplish it
28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.
3– I will control my thoughts and words so that they come in line with God’s word
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
4-I choose to remind myself that I am not my own. I was bought with a price, and I have a destiny to fulfill on this earth. It is my choice to obey or not to obey God’s word. God will not force me to do what is right. But, with obedience comes peace and joy.
16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
SO…..I will choose to ‘Let it go’
Fear…Worry…Corrupt communication… Burdens… Thoughts that don’t agree with God’s word.
As I’m learning to ‘Let it go’, I’m walking my children through the same steps. As is usually the case, the children seem to have a much better grasp of the big picture than their momma. That’s OK. There is enough grace for each of us!
My next post will deal with anger. That has been much harder for me to ‘Let go.’