Have you really let go of what or whom God told you to let go? Or are you still holding on? Or did you let go for a season then go running back? Are you living in obedience to God concerning what or whom He told you to let go? Or are you trying to justify why you’re holding on for dear life to what or whom God told you to let go?
“Do you want to go back and do what I want you to let go?” the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart.
“No,” I told Him.
Granted my flesh still had an urge. But the new woman God has created me to be does not want to displease, dishonor, disrespect, and grieve God. I want to let go when God says let go not because it is necessarily easy, fun, comfortable, and pleasurable to let go. Oftentimes it is downright hard to let go when God tells me to let go! But because I love the Lord with all my heart and want to obey and please Him! To honor and revere Him! To fear and glorify Him!
“Good, then let go,” the Holy Spirit finished.
Uh oh. Now I needed to let go. No excuses.
There is something awesome I have learned about letting go.
When God tells us to let go of something or someone, when we humble ourselves and cry out to God, when we seek Him in prayer and go to the Bible for wisdom and strength, when we reach out to His followers for love, prayer, encouragement, and support as He leads us, GOD WILL GIVE US THE ABILITY TO LET GO.
Got some letting go to do? Cry out to God! Put your trust in Him! Obey the Lord – and let go!
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 NKJV
“Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.” 1 Peter 4:1-2 NKJV
“as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:3-4 NKJV