God wrote ‘Let it go’ long before Disney!

FrozenBPSome of my favorite verses in the BIble deal with ‘Letting’ and  ‘Letting it go.’

Two examples;

Colossians 3:15-16

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.…
John 14:27
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

Psalm 119:160

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

Acts 17:28

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

Philippians 4:8

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.

Ephesians 4:29

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.

Romans 6:16

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.’

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Bonni is the author of Mom By Example

About Bonni

What happens when a Jewish girl from Philadelphia falls in love with and marries a Christian hog farmer from a small rural town 85 miles from her home? Well, in my case, I became a Christian, but struggled to be the loving wife and joyful mother to my 4 young sons. This blog was born in order to share one tip a day that I learned, that could now help other moms learn to handle life with patience, grace and joy!

4 thoughts on “God wrote ‘Let it go’ long before Disney!

  1. I brought up something about letting go in a Bible study this week and the whole room burst out in song! But, yes, God had this one written long before Frozen came along. Maybe our girls will take to heart the words “Let it Go” from singing it so much and learn God’s truths in that statement. (your neighbor at Wednesday Prayer Girls)

  2. Learning these lessons, too, and finding it a relief to learn to let go. Less to carry, a truly lighter load, when I stop trying to control and cause, and begin to try to listen more to God. His yoke really is the easier one, when I follow His lead.

    1. Lorena, I agree 100%, and yet sometimes I find myself struggling to just Let it Go!!!! I will say, it is getting easier to recognize what I should and shouldn’t carry! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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