Sunday, October 30, 2011

There’s a cartoon that shows a woman telling her husband, “Your trouble is that you’re living in the past.” He responds, “At least it’s cheap!” Are you living in the past? Are you holding on to something that you need to let go?

What do people have a hard time letting go of?
· Relationships
· Friend or loved one who’s passed away
· Old ways of viewing people
· Labeling, categorizing people
· Children
· Viewing self as parent of a child instead of an adult
· Old ways of viewing self
· Hurts
· Guilt
· Sin
· Bad memories

There is a saying: “Let Go, Let God.” Letting go is a surrender of the things that have a tight grip on us. We need to surrender the past to God.

Too many of us are trying to keep a tight grip on things that are out of our control. This is like trying to grip the water flowing in a stream. Reach your hand into the water and try to grab the water. What happens? The water goes out of your hand. Relax and cup your hands. The water flows into your palms. By relaxing, opening, and trusting, we can hold onto more of what is precious to us. By letting go, we actually allow more of the water to come to us. The same is true in life. When we loosen our own control and open our hands and hearts to God, we’ll receive his precious flow.

I surrender all!


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