Have you heard the phrase "Just let go, and let God"? I like it, though I realize it's a little cheesy, maybe even a little cliche. It is definitely easy to turn that phrase into one of our neat, tidy Christian 'lines'. It's easy to recite it, to tell it to people, and forget both how hard it is to let God, and also how rewarding.
I've realized recently that letting go is the key to God's abundance. Letting go leads to more blessings than we could ever imagine or hope for. Actually letting go means so many things. It means trying to have a positive, optimistic outlook and seeing the best in people. It means being interruptible and willing to adjust your schedule and plans in response to the opportunities God opens up. It means diligently and consistently engaging with God through the Word and prayer. It means accepting His plans for your life in place of your own.
Letting God is life changing. Letting God shifts perspectives upward and outward rather than inward. Letting God opens our lives to His abundant provision and invites Him to do incredible things for and through us.
Life is never so abundant than it is when we truly let go and let God. Life overflows with blessings. The hard things don't go away, but God also does good and wonderful things for us and opens doors to do good and wonderful things for others through us.
Are you letting go and letting God do what He wants in your life?
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in
green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I
walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You
prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my
head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD