This is one of my most favourite phrases and I had the opportunity to colour it last night in my Biblical inspired colouring book. It’s also in my book 30 Days of Gratitude, and I remember trying to explain it to my mom when she was translating the book into French: Let go and Let God is about surrender, letting go of our expectations and putting our faith in God that it will all work out. And as I make more and more room for faith and God in my life, it certainly seems to be making a positive difference.
Gratitude Tip: When you give thanks, who are you thanking? ‘I am grateful for the gift of another day here on earth’ is what I say each morning and encourage others to do the same. I am thanking God for another day. You can choose any term that feels right for you, The Universe, Buddha, Jesus – that’s not important. What’s important is the understanding that there is something larger and much more powerful than we can ever imagine that plays a hand in our lives.
The more I study the Bible, the more I am understanding how powerful the phrase ‘Let go and Let God’ is. There is so much that we do not control in our lives and when I let go and have faith that God always has my best interest at heart, I feel calm. What I do control is how I speak to myself, how I take care of the one body that I have been given for my time here on earth and how I treat other people – regardless of how they choose to treat me.
The concept of letting go when it comes to difficult relationships is key. How do I let go of someone in my life who has disappointed me or treated me poorly or vice versa? We often want to make things right in these kinds of situations but we are only in control of one side of the equation. My suggestions would be to apologize as needed, forgive yourself and the other person and then let them go with LOVE. Trust that their role in your life has passed for the moment, or perhaps forever and that in the grand scheme of things, it is for the best. It can be difficult to let go of friendships or even business relationships, choosing to let go and turn it over to God can be helpful in painful or hurtful situations.
Where in your life could you turn things over to God? Is there someone or a situation that has yet to be resolved? Are you ready to finally let go? Holding on to anger and resentment is toxic – only to the person who is holding on to it. Use prayer to help you get through it, ask God for help, ask to turn your worries over to Him. Release yourself from negative emotions that are likely holding you back from being the best version of yourself.
I’ll close with this. For some of you, when I speak about God it may make you uncomfortable – I can understand that as until about 4 years ago, I had trouble even saying the word God, let alone write it. And it made me uncomfortable when I read other people’s work than mentioned God. Yet here I am now, a person of faith, who shares it openly with the world. And I know that my life has been transformed because of my relationship with Jesus and the Lord. And it continues to grow and serve me in my life, as I focus on a year of service and becoming more of a servant leader. So, I understand that you may have skipped over this post (and not even read this) and that you might even unsubscribe from my blog. I have faith that you are on your journey and that perhaps, in time, you might find your way to God just as I did.
Day 33 of #40daysofgratitude challenge. Today I am grateful for my faith and my relationship with God. And grateful for the opportunity to share my faith with all of you. Create an amazing day everyone!