Let go and Let God: Handling Excess Baggage

So I am finally getting my “me time” in. For some reason it really doesn’t seem to happen until the kids are down for bed. (Btw, I am liking the fact that I can operate on the iPad right now. This is great! ) Anyway, I woke up really tired this morning and when I foreseen a mood coming on, it just wouldn’t happen. THAT’S A GOOD THING! Ok Lord. I see what you are doing. Shaping me once again. Something didn’t feel right and I couldn’t put my finger on it. My normal routine wasn’t happening. I am not in control. God is. So I shifted my way of thinking and said Fine. I won’t put up a fight. Let’s just see how this morning will go because it isn’t happening the way I am use to it minus the little attitudes from cranky kids every blue moon which isn’t a problem. I can weave in and out of that. Needless to say, I was asked to do something else. I prayed and prayed and prayed some more. Things started to unfold and I seen what He was pointing out to me based upon some issues that were weighed heavily on my heart at the time and I didn’t even know it. He was preparing me. Ok. That’s cool.(sort of, because I felt stumped and lost for words )

James 1:2-4 tells us to “consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking for nothing.”

What I gathered prior to the scripture was the realization that lack of obedience, trust, courage and faith were key problems to carrying excess baggage. It is so easy to run away from our problems than to face them head on, plead our case before the Lord and allow him to guide us in handling it. But no! We want to take over and do it our way, in our timing because He takes too long. Bad choice. How will we ever overcome if we keep taking back something that we say we are handing over to him? Even when we are hurting and are scared of the outcome, trust Him and walk courageously away. Don’t turn around and say “What if”. If we are trusting and believing that He will take care of us then LET GO. Just take your hands off of it and Let God. Be encouraged no matter what your situation may be. There is nothing too big and nothing too great that our mighty and Sovereign God can’t take care of.

 

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18 thoughts on “Let go and Let God: Handling Excess Baggage

  1. Terra, this was awesome! You are going to touch so many lives following and being obedient, of what He has called you to be and do! This really touched me and the end of the verse really hit home:Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking for nothing."~Hugs~

  2. I was sitting here in a state of depression. And the words "abundance" and "excess" came across my mind, so I decided to Google them together and came across this blog…listed as the 2nd link. And I'm so glad I clicked on it. Thank for reminding me to Let Go and Let GOD!!! I'm crying tears of joy right now because I found strength in your words. James 1:2-4 really hit home to me and now I feel recharged and renewed in this moment. Thank you my sister!

  3. Mary J.,Wow!!! I sit in amazement at how God works and how His hand was in all this. I received your message earlier via email on my phone and my mouth dropped. I shared your powerful message with my husband as we were out driving and then I could only thank God for using me and I then beging to pray for you. My dear,from my heart to yours, you are loved and you KNOW God has not forgotten about you. Through this, He spoke to my heart and I need to get back to blogging and speaking to the heart of His children. So I thank you for being sensitive to the Holy Spirit and following the instinct which led you to my page. PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM BLESSINGS FLOW!!! I will keep you in my prayers Mary. Bless you dear sister!!

  4. Ty! for sharing these message with us. I really needed to read it. I came into the new yr with motto Let Go and Let God, seem I lost that motto awhile back and now getting back on track. Hope You having a Bless Weekend.. God Bless

    • You are welcome! I pray God’s will in your life will be nothing more but a blessing. It’s a new season for you so walk tall and encouraged. It’s a blessing to hear that God allowed this post to speak to your heart. He knows what we need. He can do all things but fail. Keep pressing forward in the Lord!

  5. Reblogged this on Living Simply In Abundance.

    I must say that the Lord will bring back timely messages even to the blogger who wrote it initially. Today was an emotionally rough day and a really close sister all the way ( currently in Denmark ) got me through it. Thank you Chae’ for just hearing me out and directing me back to God. I know His faithfulness is true. I had to exhale a few times but I made it through! Blessings to you always!!

  6. “There is nothing too big and nothing too great that our mighty and Sovereign God can’t take care of.”

    I like what you said here. This is the key of letting go and letting God. Too many times it is our small view of God that limits us. If we truly remember, live and believe that our God is bigger, greater, and stronger than any of our problems, dreams and situations then we can truly circle te promise in Matthew 19:26 “and looking at them Jesus said to them, ‘With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

    Thanks for the encouraging word!

    • Amen Amen! Thank you for your message and adding the scripture! That warmed my heart. God bless you in all things you do in His name for the sake of the kingdom. ( and you are very welcome… I appreciate your encouragement 🙂 )

  7. Terra, before I logged online, a phrase came to mind “Let Go & Let God” and I clicked on your blog to search for an inspirational message that I need right now. I went teary eyed when I saw the title of this post. This is exactly what I needed! Thank you so much for posting and I thank God for His guidance which I believe lead me to read this. In my heart, I will hold the verse that you have shared in this post:

    “Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking for nothing.” – James 1:2-4

    THANK YOU!
    Much love xox

    • How my heart is warmed by your message Maryanne! I rejoice with you because God showed up and gave you what you needed. I have tears in my eyes reading this. Lord bless your soul and comfort you. I send my hugs from a distance but my prayers will always be close. Keep pressing on my friend and don’t grow weary. His hand will sustain you!

      God bless you, strengthen you and keep your feet on the right path. Let your light shine as you walk the path of righteousness. You can do it. I believe in you!! 💗

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