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Letting Go and Letting God – October 29 Devotions

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Yes, this was one of those days where I had to prioritize and complete another segment of a project for a client. I had to let go and let God manage me and my time today, instead of trying to do more things than I really had time to do.

 

 

So onto this day’s devotional thought…

 

“Lord, thank  You  that I can let go

of the whole burden of my life and service…

of my marriage, my children,

and all my relationships (past, present, and future),

of my inadequacies and my self-dependence,

and rest on Your presence working in me

through the Holy Spirit.

How good it is to transfer these burdens

from my shoulders to Yours,

and to rest on You to work in me

and for me and through me!

Thank You that I can give myself up

to be led by You.

I can go forth praising and at rest,

letting You manage me and my day.

Thank You that I can throw the whole weight

of my anxieties on You,

for I am Your personal concern.”

–Ruth Myers in “31 Days of Praise”

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My reflections:

This is one of my favorite devotionals that I read every month from Ruth Myers’ book. It’s such a good reminder to “let go and let God” be in control.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

What do you think about the idea of  “letting go and letting God” (or whatever higher power you might believe in) be in control of your life? It doesn’t mean you have no responsibilities, it just means you choose to cooperate with God in becoming all He intends you to be, to fulfill your destiny.

17 Comments

  1. tara pittman

    Let go and let God was my motto this past weekend when I hd to fly on a plane. I hate flying.
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    29 . Oct . 2015
  2. Elizabeth O.

    This is so true. Sometimes we just have to let go of things in order to move forward. That’s how it works with life.

    30 . Oct . 2015
  3. michelle

    God is in control so our only option should be to let go and let God but sometimes giving control is hard
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    30 . Oct . 2015
  4. Eileen Kelly

    We truly learn from where we have made our mistakes

    30 . Oct . 2015
  5. Rachel Mouton

    I love your devotions! Letting go can be one of the hardest, but most rewarding things we can do for ourselves.
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    30 . Oct . 2015
  6. Claire

    I admire your faith and that you trust in God to help you 🙂 x

    30 . Oct . 2015
  7. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I really struggle with letting go. I hold on to stuff forever.

    30 . Oct . 2015
  8. Alana

    Giving up control is hard for me. But there comes a time when you feel overwhelmed. Then it is time to just step back and take care of yourself, even if it is for just a few hours. It’s strange, though, that feeling of being carried by a higher power can come without warning – and it is fantastic when it happens.
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    30 . Oct . 2015
  9. Francene Stanley

    Letting go reaches the ultimate when we lose a loved one. I’ve lost many, including two of my adult children. I can’t change the past, but I can accept that whatever happened was not mine to control. I can be assured that the Creator is caring for their souls.

    30 . Oct . 2015
  10. Heidi Gray

    Giving up control can be hard but having faith that it will all be okay can make life so much easier.

    30 . Oct . 2015
  11. Becca Ludlum

    Sometimes the only thing to do is let go and let it be what it will be!
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    30 . Oct . 2015
  12. Claudette

    Glad that you were able to prioritize your tasks these week and had successful outcomes. Namaste
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    30 . Oct . 2015
  13. Teresa from NanaHood

    I agree with the lady who said letting go is hard when we lose someone. Just came back from a funeral of someone I loved dearly. While I know she is in heaven and not hurting and not sick, I selfishly mourn because I miss her so and she was such a huge part of my life. I lost my mom in 1990 and went through similar feelings so I know to trust in God and that the pain will lessen. Time and trusting in Him are the only medicine.
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    30 . Oct . 2015
  14. Shaylee @ Data Nerds

    I’ve been slowly learning that giving up control really isn’t as bad as I think it might be. It also gives you a sense of freedom 🙂
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    30 . Oct . 2015
  15. dana vento

    Letting Go is probably one of the hardest things to do, whether to a person or a feeling. Well written article
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    30 . Oct . 2015
  16. Liz Mays

    I find comfort in that actually. It’s not always easy to handle things yourself, but I feel like weight is lifted off when I let go.
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    01 . Nov . 2015
  17. Urvi

    Very true… Many times it happens you worried about managing your time and everything goes well.
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    04 . Nov . 2015

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