let-go-let-god77God’s grace is truly amazing. I must honestly say that I never really knew what my passion was until recently and by recently I mean the latter part of 2013 and profoundly now in the 1st month of January.

When God placed the “how to let go and let God” message in me nearly 8 years ago, I had no clue why, how, where and what His purpose was for doing so. Amazing that the how to let go and let God message began with only a blog post. It wasn’t until many years later He planted the seed for the book! All I knew was people from all over the world were writing me saying the message is exactly what they needed at the time. The amazing thing too was, I didn’t even promote the blog post anywhere! I didn’t know anything about “keyword searching” or search engine traffic, so I didn’t know that people were actually searching for the term, “how to let go and let God” – well, that was until I began to receive so many messages like I stated above.

A few years ago, a very dear friend of mine would send me emails telling me what she was doing throughout the day. These were messages to “hold her accountable” to what she said she was going to do. I thought, “how cool is that?” Later on, we decided to “hold each other accountable” to our goals and day to day activities as well as “brain storming” with each other with ideas, etc. To make a long story short, she began telling me that she knew in her heart that I had a gift to teach. She would always point back to my book and ask me what was I doing with it. To answer that question, nothing. I wasn’t promoting it, didn’t have a plan for it or anything else for that matter. I just still simply thought, if people were searching for that same term, they would find the book — and yes, they did… but not massively. In the latter part of 2013, I started telling her, I need to do this, I need to do that… with the book. Everyday, the Holy Spirit was bringing back to my remembrance there is a reason He prompted me to write the blog post and the book! Yet again, I still didn’t know why.

God has a way of pruning and preparing you. It’s like all of a sudden, things we see as small, He makes large!  You decrease in order for Him to increase, I mean really, isn’t that what we all desire?  (John 3:30) Its like a constant whisper in your mind, “let Go and Let God, Let Go and Let God, the book, the people, the book, the people! And, those whispers began to get louder and louder. Next, you begin to hear messages that resonate with you on the inside (your spirit) and you have what I call, “aha moments.” Its in that moment you know nobody BUT Him, would reveal such revelation to you!

So back to the question, “why let go and let God?” Because I desire everyone who has an ear to hear, to know what it literally means to trust God! This morning, a participant in the Let Go Let God 90 Day Challenge asked this question:

I have a question and I am very curious. I have been learning about God and religion all of my life as I always went to a Catholic school. I learned about biblical stories and beliefs. I however feel that, at this point in my life, I’d like to learn more. How did all of you begin your journey really getting to know God? How did you begin making changes in your life to match those that you know are aligned with His will? I want so much more. I want to know God so much more than I do. I pray daily. I believe in the power of prayer and I know what It does. However, I still fall short of fully letting Go and Letting God. I feel like for me, there’s a step missing. I am not sure where it is but I know it is there. I am just curious about all of your journeys and how and at what point life truly changed for you all.

A lot of us grew up “in the church” and some of us were made to go to church EVERY Sunday.  Proverbs 22:6 reads: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  I absolutely concur with that scripture because although I remember being in a church as a kid, I was not always consciously “listening.”  When God set the appointed time to bring things back to my remembrance, I began to recall the things I “thought” I wasn’t really listening to.  What I didn’t realize, God planted the seed, He watered it and it grew on the “inside” of me.

A lot of us believe in God because we were taught to do so.  We believe what the Minister teaches about Moses parting the red sea, Jesus turning water into wine, Jesus feeds five thousand people with only five loaves of bread and two fish (ref: Matt 14:13-21) and healing the sick.  But have you ever asked yourself, “why” you believe that and have even witnessed and rejoiced with people who have experienced supernatural blessings?  Yet, when it comes to you, YOU DON’T BELIEVE IT FOR YOURSELF because you don’t trust Him with everything you have.

This is why the very first challenge in the group was to answer Who Is God and a personal statement of Who God is to you.”  If you don’t know Who He is to you, how can you ever begin to trust what He can and will do for you?

Now let’s go here for a minute.  Here’s what I know to be a fact.  God used me to write about how I learned to trust Him through a very challenging time.  My husband was diagnosed with cancer.  Now a lot of people might say, “but your husband passed away, how is that trusting God?”  You don’t just trust God when you want something and when it doesn’t go your way, you stop trusting, get mad and have a tantrum!  You trust Him that HIS WILL be done – regardless of the way you want it to be!  (okay, that’s another blog post for another day.)

“Faith does not mean trusting God to stop the storm,
but trusting Him to strengthen us as we walk through the storm.”

During the journey, I picked up my bible EVERY single day!  I had conversations with God (some would choose to say, they pray to God), NO, I had conversations with Him.  Then, when I would go to the “scared” place, that’s a place where you shut off ALL of the noise around you such as, people telling you things you don’t want to hear because they don’t know what they’re talking about (yes, they mean well…), people telling you he’s not going to make it, and so on and so forth and then in the midst of that, God says, “are you going to choose the way the world thinks about death, or will you choose ME?”  {Side Note: Now go with me here, how in the world could I ask myself that question?  How would I even know how to ask myself such a question, it was HIM!} Needless to say, I immediately responded, Lord, I choose YOU, not my will but THY will be done.  (Why? because the teachings in church came back to me!, I knew EXACTLY what to say!)

why-let-go-let-GodWhat else should I have said? Really?  Who else was going to have the POWER to help me through this?  Who?  All I knew is that I wanted to trust what I had previously heard about.  I knew man couldn’t do it.  Therefore I cried out to God like I had never done before.  I said to Him, “if you are who YOU say you are, show yourself to me and make it plain enough for me to understand!”  Therefore, I continued to read the Word, have conversations with Him and in that “sacred” place (i.e., on the patio, in my bedroom or in the restroom, a place that is NOT common to mere man, the scared place deep within your spirit — spirit to Spirit), I PRESSED IN to hear Him.  I would sit quietly and wait for Him to speak to me and He did!  So you may ask, how will you know it’s Him speaking?  John 10:27 reads: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”  I’m a living testimony of such truth!  I would close my eyes, visualize Jesus on the cross, focus so intently as though I wasn’t even on the planet and cry out to God, not screaming yet making my requests known to Him.  And because I believed and TRUSTED God with EVERY  fiber of my being that He could help me, He gave me tremendous strength, joy in time of sorrow, peace in the midst of our storm and faith the size of a mustard seed! — simply because:

I TRUST HIM

Some people use the word “faith” like soccer.  They conveniently kick it around like it’s common.  Faith is NOT common to man because if it were, oh boy this world and the people in it, would be absolutely amazing.  “NOW Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.” Hebrews 11:1  It’s actually believing something you can’t see!  Yet, you still believe.  I believed EVERYTHING I read in the bible, I believed everything He said to me!  I trusted HIM! God knows when we believe, He knows when we say we have faith and trust Him, the “truth” or “doubt” of it all.

Matthew 6:33 reads: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  That’s exactly what I did!  I craved a relationship with Him and sought after God every single day and because He is Who He is, a Man that shall NOT lie, He made Himself known to me, SPIRIT to spirit.

Trust = firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something

Abraham trusted God.  Genesis 15:6 reads: “And he believed {trusted| in the Lord; and He counted it to him for righteousness.”

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Proverbs 3:5-6

Therefore, you trust God wholly, not wavering, and stand in faith, believing He is who He says He is and will do for you what He says He will do!

But, I digress…

He knew when I didn’t know, what the purpose of writing that first blog post was about!  He knew that my journey in trusting Him would mean to those who cry out to Him every single day regarding “how to let go and let God.”  HE KNEW my love and sincere reverence for Him is above anything on this earth and that I trust Him with me and the purposed assignment HE desires for me.  I now know “why!” — It’s not about me, yet because I trust Him, He’s given me a peace that surspasseth ALL worldly understanding and a message to share to those directly in my path that…

How To Let Go and Let God means to… TRUST HIM!

Are YOU ready to trust Him?

To God be the Glory for ALL He does and continues to do!

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  • January 21, 2014 at 6:44 pm
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    So glad I realize, that I have a mighty God i can lay my burdens down, give them to Him and “Let Go and Let God.”

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