We all struggle with letting go at some or many points in our lives. Letting go of things, dreams, hopes, behaviors, attitudes is hard. It’s even harder when we need to let go of people, friends, or relationships. Letting go is tough to do, no doubt about it.
Letting go means taking on a new perspective, reevaluating my priorities, and most importantly, trusting that God has the best in mind for me. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil 4:13) is a verse I often quote.
Let me share a recent situation that illustrates this point.
After recently losing a valuable piece of jewelry, I decided to visit a local jewelry store to see how much a replacement would cost. I found one necklace that I liked with a simple gold setting. The saleswoman quoted me the cost explaining that it was a very good price considering the price of gold these days. Now, I have to tell you that I didn’t feel very comfortable spending that much money on jewelry for myself. That’s just not something I do personally.
“If you like, you can put a deposit down and think about it,” she suggested.
“That’s a good idea. I’ll do that.”
As she looked my name up in her system, she says to me, “You have a credit on your account.”
“Really?” I asked totally surprised and not knowing how that could possibly be.
After researching, the saleswoman decided to go ahead and discount the necklace to less than half the original price.
“What a deal,” I exclaimed. “I’ll take it.” Needless to say, I was elated. I now had a replacement for the necklace I had lost. God had indeed given me something better.
And that is exactly what God will do for you, if you let go and trust Him. He only wants to the best for His children. But in order for God to give us his best, we have to let go.
Beloved, what are you holding on to today? Trust God, let it go, and wait for the Lord to give you the desires of your heart. Remember, “Seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.” Math. 6:34