Turning it all over to Him - Letting Go and Letting God Lead

Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by Ed Harper

3/14/19 Turning it all over to Him – Letting Go and Letting God LeadPoured out like a drink offering. What an example of how to live. With the humility of Christ – “who though he was in the form of God, did not count equality a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.” Phil. 2:6-7. Therefore, he did not think of himself more highly than he ought. But was realistic and superimposed his Father’s will instead of his own. There are times in my life where I have had to turn everything over to the Lord. I have had priorities in my life where God was not the #1 thing. Golf, work, hobbies, chasing the bad elements of life, peers wanting me to do things. I had not been strong enough to say no, or be dedicated and committed enough to God to say – no, there is a better way.Or, when Golf was my number one focus – School was my number one focus – or a relationship was my number one focus – all detracted me from what really needed to be my number one focus – and that is my Heavenly Father and the plans he had for me.Turning all of these things over to him meant that I had to lay down my own thoughts, my own desires, and letting him lead me.So, what did he do when I did not turn these things over to him? In essence, they were taken away from me. The desires of my heart – selfish ambition were taken away, in order to instill in me humility and a lack of my own selfish desires, until my desires were lined up with his. So, golf was taken away, a long-term relationship was taken away. And I was thrust back into school.It took a few years to accept this change of plan – or what I thought was a change of plans. I acknowledged that he could forgive me for my failings, that he could forgive me and he did indeed forgive me 100%. But better than that, he had plans for me – I just had to let go and allow the Lord to lead me – rather than trailing the Lord along behind me, hoping he’d bless my doings/my work.So, bottom line – let God lead you, and then you can release from your control the thoughts, the desires, the commitments to something else. The good is the enemy of the best. Therefore, only God can truly know the desires of your heart and what is best for you.

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