Have you heard the saying “let go and let God”
I’ve heard it so many times and I wish I could say I have followed it well. But here’s my confession. I’ve gotten really good at the let go part. Many times I have come to the point in my life where I know I can’t do anything, so I let go. I let go because I don’t have any other choice. But even after letting go, I don’t change anything. I stay where I’m at because I have to make sure I’m still able to help. Because God is still gonna need me, right? Surely part of the letting go and letting God work is gonna include me.
Wrong. To truly let go and let God, means we need to surrender and step away. When God works, He may or may not need us. God will make it clear if and when he may have something for us to do. But if we truly are to trust God to work, we need to be willing to let God do it on his own and in the way that is the most glorifying to Him. And sometimes, or maybe I should say often times, it means us not being there.
I don’t know about you, but this part about letting go and letting God is hard to swallow. It’s not easy to walk completely away and leave it completely in God’s hands. But I can tell you, it’s also so freeing. It’s freeing because I realize that God is the one working and God can and will be faithful to me. God is working, and he doesn’t need my help. Because God is working the outcome of the situation will not be based at all on any of my efforts. When I let go and let God, I am acknowledging that I can’t make things happen. It’s not saying that God won’t use me, it’s accepting the fact that God will work things out in his way, whether that involves me or not.
In a sense, it’s letting go of the control we want to have over our life and the way things are going. There’s song by Tenth Avenue North called Control. Everytime I hear this song these lyrics in the chorus get to me;
"Oh, how You love me Somehow that frees me To open my hands up And give You control I give You control"
If God loves us so much, then we can be assured that He will work things out in our favor and for our good. If God loves us and is always for us then we can open up our hands and give Him control. If God loves us so much then it is our duty and an act of worship on our part to let go of the things we hold onto so dearly, and let God work.
Where do you need to let go and let God be the one to work in you life?
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.Romans 8:28