Let Go.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 posted by: Sapier Lam

"I have seen something else under the sun:
The race is not to the swift
or the battle to the strong
nor does food come to the wise
or wealth to the brilliant
or favor to the learned;
but time and chance happen to them all." - Ecclesiastes 9:11

This verse in a way sounds like we should just give up our best efforts at trying, but that is not what it is saying here. It actually gives me hope to read this verse and encouragement. Notice at the end of this scripture it say “time and chance happen to them all.” Many times we like to fall on and depend on our abilities, may it be our wisdom, our knowledge about something, our talent, creativity, skills, or experiences, and wealth we may have. All of these are good things to have. I don’t believe this scripture wants us to just give up on these things. But it does tell me that God is ultimately in control. His plans supersede our abilities, and what we try to make happen. Therefore I believe, God whispers to us Let Go.

Let go. Hmmm.
Some of us find this very hard to do. For those of us, who like to keep things in perfect order, and make sure things go the way we have set them up to go, this is not something that is very easy to do! Now it is good to have
structure in things, but what this scripture says is no matter how much control or trust we think we have, it ultimately goes the way that God had planned for it to go. Now what if the outcome is not what we want? Or what if the outcome causes so much pain and hurt? Was that part of God’s plan? I do know that our Father loves us. Your story does not end until he’s finished writing your story.

Check out this verse.

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called
according to his purpose.

We don’t know what’s been written in our story, but we can put our trust and hope in our Father who loves
us very much. We can lay our plans, our worries, our doubts at his feet and say, “Father, please take it from me. I’ve tried to control too much in my life. I am weary and tired and I need you. I need to find rest in you Lord. I can no longer do this on my own. I rest in your grace and mercy. Deliver me Oh Lord from the worries and control I’ve held onto for so long. I’m letting go Lord, and I need you.”

Matthew 11:28

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Don’t allow yourself to resist God’s love for you. I pray that you receive it. Let it cover you and may you find rest in his arms. Then you will see it is very encouraging to know that God is in control. You don’t have to
depend on your abilities. You don’t have to be so strong that you feel like you can’t take anymore.
Rest Dearly Beloved. Lay it at his feet and let him take over.
We work so hard at them, but God wants you to trust him and to relinquish all control in your life, and let him be the driver in your car.

Picture this, God is the driver in your car. You have no idea where you are going. You are only the passenger. You do not need to worry about where you will end up or where it leads to because the God that is in control,
the Driver of this car, is one who loves you completely, more than anyone could ever love you. You can trust that he is taking you somewhere your heart desires, your purpose resides, rest is found, and peace delivers you. You can sit back and rest and close your eyes and let him drive. You can let go.

So I encourage you, Dearly Beloved, Let go.

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