Monday, December 14, 2009

Let go and Let GOD!!!!

Sometimes we find it very difficult to let go…. There can be many reasons to do this…Probably because we are so used to how our lives are lived … probably because we believe there is some reason for holding on to something…. Or just simply because we are not ready to look at the bigger PICTURE….

I once read somewhere that GOD is an author… who has written our lives… whose "WILL" will be done in our lives. If you all know, a good author (for me it would be J.K. Rowling) doesn't tell the whole story in the first chapter. He doesn't give it all away. He holds things back, revealing them as the reader goes along. A good author involves you in the characters, lets you feel what they feel, lets you put yourself in their position and learn with them. A good author writes the story so that you enjoy the journey of reading it. Then He wows you by tying up all the loose ends in a spectacular way.

The thing is that most of us don't want to live our lives like that do we? We somehow expect the Lord to tell us the end at the beginning. In a sense He has told us the end. For He promises, "that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28). He just doesn't tell us HOW He's going to do it or WHEN it's going to happen. After all, wouldn't that ruin the story? All we really need to know is that there will be a happy ending in which we'll look back and say, "It was worth every bit of the struggle to be where I am today."

Of the Who, What, When, Where, How and Why questions that any good story answers, the only two you can control are the What and the Why. You control what you want from life. Jesus repeatedly advised, "Ask and ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened." Ask specifically. You also control the Why -- your purpose. Why do you want the goal? All God requires of you is for you to maintain the vision of what you want, your purpose for attaining it, and your expression of gratitude that you will obtain it. The rest is up to God. He controls who is involved, when and where it will take place and how. Happiness comes when you stop caring about the questions God controls and concentrate on what you want and why you want it.

This is a hymn which I came across…

When you can't find your direction, and your heart won't guide you home,Let go, and let God.

When your dreams are broken in the dust, and you've lost the will to trust,Let go, and let God.

Let the signs remind you,we are passengers.Let the signs remind you,to surrender,to surrender.

When faith's a dying fire, and there's no spark to feed the flame,Let go, and let God.

When your courage fails you, and the well of hope runs dry,Let go, and let God.

Let the signs remind you,we are passengers.Let the signs remind you,to surrender,to surrender.

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