Remember [HIS] Love
"The man bowed his head and worshiped the Lord and said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the Lord has led me in the way to the house of my master's kinsmen.” -Genesis 24:26-27 (ESV)
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Apparently the Lord decided that I needed to wake up at 2 AM and fellowship with Him. And I did. And I'm tired. But I don't regret obeying Him one single bit. "Enough To Let Me Go" by @switchfoot has been playing in my mind for some while now but this morning it really resonated with what God had to tell me. I'm not going to even pretend that I live out a highlight reel life. Quite the opposite. There's plenty of trials, worries, and regrets. Throughout my prayer life, the Lord has been quite firm in His demand from me- "I need you to know me."
I'm quite confident that 99% of our problems is because we don't know the Lord like we ought to. Over the years, people have fled further and further from the truth. They've been turned into Scabs. Further from being a true, dedicated Christians that we the church have been called to be. In this instance for me, I have been made aware that I belittle God. "Lord, let me hold onto this ____ (problem, fear, worry, anger, guilt, shame, regret, bitterness, anxiety etc.) because I don't truly believe that You can handle it. You can't fix it. Let me try. I know that You can but I don't believe You can."
Any one else have this problem? You hold onto that thing until you can't hold onto it anymore and you've struggled and worn yourself out trying to fight a battle you can't win. You can't fight it. He doesn't equip us to win every battle because that is His job. If we were able to win by ourselves then we would get the glory and wouldn't need God.
By not letting go of what we have no control over anyway, we insult God. He's not strong enough. He's not capable. He doesn't love us. In essence, we don't trust Him. The God of the universe who is in charge of the entire world- giving life and breath to every living person, creature, and plant is not capable of _______? If we really and truly knew who God was we would be utterly and remorsefully ashamed of even daring the thought of us mere humans having an ounce of control of our lives.
Do you love and trust Him enough to let ____ go? Or are you going to go on still pretending you are a superhuman?
Give it up and get it gone. Move forward.