When You Can’t Let Go

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. – Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)

Isn’t letting go the hardest thing to do? Whether it’s material possessions, past hurt and mistakes, unforgiveness, loved ones or plans for the future letting go and trusting God isn’t for the faint of heart. I know this struggle all too well and my Goliath in this area has been letting go of my plans. What’s worse is just when I think I’m doing well, my plans try to sneak up on me, overtake me and cause me to enter into over-thinker mode. #Jesusfixit

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The Buried Seed

For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. – Matthew 25:14-18 (NKJV)

Have you ever planted something? I’m NO gardener (that could change in a few years) but I can recall planting a seed in a cup in science class. Does that count?.. No…? Anyways, for my gardeners and non-gardeners alike, we’ve either seen something being planted or planted it ourselves. We’re able to monitor that seed until we start to see changes. One day it’s a tiny seed and the next it’s sprouted into something wonderful and beautiful, almost like magic. Isn’t that amazing?

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It’s All In Your Perspective

 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. – Colossians 3:2 (ESV)

Now that we’re halfway through this year let’s make sure that our perspective is on things above and not of this world. Everything you’re going through has a greater meaning beyond what you see. When your focus is on the things of this world the enemy can use what you see to distract and detour you. Although we know that everything is working for our good (Romans 8:28), at times it gets hard to see pass what we see and look at things through the eyes of God.

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Overcoming Fear

 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

Have faith. Live in faith. Walk by faith.

I hear these phrases often, either through exuberant gusto or quiet whispers from myself and others. There are also times where I say it more out of frustration than encouragement, but either way I know that I am supposed to have faith. I NEED to have faith!

But I am at that point where I am tired of hearing about it, talking about it and praying for it. I want it to come, show up, take over and transform my entire life. But the truth is, there are circumstances that come, show up, take over and transform my entire life. And they’re not always good circumstances either. (Insert sad face here.)

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