Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Letting Go & Letting God!
"...they may be won without a word by behavior...but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God." 1 Peter 3:1b, 4 nasb
LETTING GO TAKES LOVE
To let go does not mean to stop caring,
it means I can't do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off,
it's the realization I can't control another.
To let go is not to enable,
but allow learning from natural consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means
the outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try to change or blame another,
it's to make the most of myself.
To let go is not to care for,
but to care about.
To let go is not to fix,
but to be supportive.
To let go is not to judge,
but to allow another to be a human being.
To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes,
but to allow others to affect their destinies.
To let go is not to be protective,
it's to permit another to face reality.
To let go is not to deny,
but to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold or argue,
but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires,
but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.
To let go is not to criticize or regulate anybody,
but to try to become what I dream I can be.
To let go is not to regret the past,
but to grow and live for the future.
To let go is to fear less and love more
Remember: The time to love is short
As 1 Peter 3 women, God teaches us how to let go and Let God take care of those that we love and those that need the Lord in their lives! I will never forget when I first became a believer and wanted EVERYONE in my life to follow Christ! The problem was that I was sharing sharing sharing so much with some of them that they could not hear from the Lord and I needed to learn to pray, live for the Lord through my actions and not always my words, but most of all let Go and Let God!!
Good News = It Works as many of them have come to know the Lord and are following Him!!!
You can count on my prayers for you as you "Let Go & Let God" take care of those that you care about today!! In Jesus' Name!! AMEN!!