Knowing when it’s time to let go…

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     One of the biggest shortcomings that many of us have as Christians is knowing when it is time to let go of something or somebody in our lives.  We hold onto jobs that we don’t like, relationships that are bad for us and baggage from the past that weighs us down.  Why do we do that when we know that we are only hurting ourselves?  The truth is that often times, we are afraid to let go.  We have been bogged down for so long that we can’t imagine or envision life without that job, that person or that baggage.  The Bible tells us that we should throw off everything that hinders us… 

     To continue to hold onto things or people that hinder will cause you to slow down, to be sluggish and to be less effective than you can be in your own life.  Let God be God!  When you let go, you then are putting your trust in Him to work the rest of it out for you.  Letting go is hard, but sometimes it really is necessary if you are to be all that God would have you to be.  If there is something or someone weighing you down, it’s time to consult the scriptures and consult God as to whether it is His will for you to continue to carry the burden or if it is time to release it.  Right now today, think about the weight on your shoulders, think about that which has you tossing and turning at night and ask God for His guidance in terms of whether or not you should release it.  If it is clear that you should let go, ask God for strength and then like releasing doves into the air, take that problem, that burden, that person and send it out of your life…  It might be hard for awhile, but ultimately, it will be for your good…

 Carl

8 Responses

  1. PASTOR VIC SAN JUAN Says:

    THANK YOU FOR A TIMELY MESSAGE. I AM PASTORING A CHURCH NOW FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS AND RECENTLY I AM EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES. YOUR “KNOWING WHEN IT IS TIME TO LET GO” IS VERY ENCOURAGING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

  2. Vickie Says:

    The story of Martha and Mary comes to mind. Martha was so worried about cooking and serving the food and her sister Mary sat at Jesus’ feet. The scripture states that Martha was “cumbered” or burdened. Jesus tells Martha that she is troubled by many things but only one thing is needful and Mary has found it. I think we all tend to be like Martha sometimes. We cannot enjoy the presence of God or find the time to sit and really enjoy God’s word because we need to clean the house, do laundry or mow the lawn.
    I remember reading an article from the well known columnist Erma Bombeck, after she was diagnosed with cancer. she stated she wished she could redo parts of her life over; instead of worrying that the house was clean in time for guests she would have stopped and just truly enjoyed her guests and instead of telling her kids, ” I can’t play with you right now because I’m busy she would have threw down the broom and dustpan and picked up doll or toy truck and played.
    The word states to make the most of every opportunity.

  3. Nicole Says:

    Im not very good with my words or typing but i thought id say something about this very blog. I was on top of the world a year ago. I got married, had worked my way up in my job, had the very best of friends, was the life of any party, had a large beautiful home for the family we are hoping to eventually make. All of its gone now. I had questioned for a while, praying asking should i let my position go, starting over, should i let my best friend go. The job was pulling me away from church, my friends were helping me lead my life elsewhere. I knew i had to let them go, but i couldnt. I prayed prayed God would help. But i kept also ignoring those thought as well, if that makes any sense…
    then in one swift week, everything changed, my job gone, my friend gone…my home would be gone within 7 months, I felt, i feel on rock bottom, but i know its for the best bc i already feel myself back in the presence of the Lord… it is tough, but my husband and i will make it bc we know where to keep our eyes and hearts, and eventually we will have the children we want more than anything, and raise them in a famly of Christ.

  4. cassie Says:

    Thank you for taking the time to share the message that God gave you!!! It has heped me as Im sure it will reach many!:)

  5. Lori Says:

    Wow! I have been blessed by what I have read. Yes letting go is indeed trusting in God. Letting go of something detrimental and familiar for something else, unknown does take faith. Faith that God wants what is best for you, knowing, recognizing, hearing Gods voice over our own desires and fears.

  6. Biola adeoye Says:

    thank u for this wonderful massege am in this kind of situation and am believing God for help and a way out

  7. Theresa Says:

    Letting go and allowing God His Lordship in my life is most difficult-especially when I am not sure where or how things will turn out, but I am submitting today my prayer in faith that God will orchestrate good for all involved: Lord, I am committing into Your hands that which I am unable to understand or change alone. May I bless You in both good and difficult times with the realization that You alone number my days here on Earth and in Eternity. Here am I, Lord. Send me, fill me, and use me to glorify Your name and Your Kingdom principles-not my name or what I think my life should entail.Help me to endure long-suffering, if I must, and peace in difficult times. Amen.

  8. Theresa Says:

    Letting go and allowing God His Lordship in my life is most difficult-especially when I am not sure where or how things will turn out, but I am submitting today my prayer in faith that God will orchestrate good for all involved: Lord, I am committing into Your hands that which I am unable to understand or change alone. May I bless You in both good and difficult times with the realization that You alone number my days here on Earth and in Eternity. Here am I, Lord. Send me, fill me, and use me to glorify Your name and Your Kingdom principles-not my name or what I think my life should entail. Help me to endure long-suffering, if I must, and grant me Your peace in difficult times. Amen.

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