…“The Lord’s will be done! ”
Acts 21:14 HCSB
Father this has always been the hardest thing to do besides following Your commands—releasing myself to You that Your will be done without any fighting, pleading, persuading, begging, or manipulation on my part. Father only You know what I am truly going through and what I am capable of. Only You know what will or won’t occur and the moment things will take place. Only You know my true strengths and weaknesses, my dreams and desires, and my fears and regrets.
I pray that You look into my heart and help me to release my burdens to You, so that I don’t block or slow up my blessings. I tell myself that I know You have total control and will see me through—strengthen me Father in those moments when fear creeps up and tries to slip in. I pray these things as a believer and sometimes fearful follower of Christ. Amen.
How many of you can honestly admit that there have been more times than you can count where you thought you were okay with God handling things, but then somehow someway you had to get involved?
How many of you can honestly admit that every time you have interfered either things made a turn for the worse or your blessings were delayed?
I believe that our minds are extremely powerful. We can convince ourselves into sickness just as we can healing. We can keep saying that we aren’t good at something and eventually we become the worst at that very thing. But we can also believe strongly that we are great at doing something, and even others begin to believe that we are experts in that area.
How many people were told they couldn’t conceive a child, would never walk, wouldn’t live past a few months, would never speak, or couldn’t accomplish another challenging goal—–yet they did, because they believed they could—-whether they believed that God would make a way or they just were positive thinkers—they freed themselves from the bondage that the words “no”, “can’t”, “impossible”, and “risky” presented. They let go of fear and doubt, and embraced faith and hope. They released themselves knowingly or unknowingly over to God. They didn’t allow themselves to be limited by man’s finite capabilities and thought process. Instead God took complete control and made possible the impossible.
I pray for the faith to let go and let God every second of every day I breathe. I have interfered so much and so often that only God, loving and patient, could possibly put up with me. He must laugh every time I try jumping in. He must say, “there goes My daughter again thinking she knows what to do, thinking she can solve this, and thinking she can get it done faster than Me!” God has to have a sense of humor dealing with me.
Look at your life right now. What are you interfering with that you should release fully over to God? Why are you still holding on when you keep getting the same results or worse? Each day release one finger from that double-fisted grip you have on those mounting pressures that keep you up late at night, have you tossing and turning in your sleep, and have you waking up exhausted. One finger at a time. We can do this!
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