Let go and Let God

IMG_20170727_211400_133My watch – my beautiful cracked watch. I loved this watch very much that I actually had a problem in letting it go. Even after the screen got cracked, I had a problem to let go and buy another. Why?Unfortunately because I had attached my esteem to it. You see, I thought because I had a classy watch then people would notice me…how sad! This was the truth, and I was in bondage for quite some time until recently I got the courage to let go, and shop around for another.

Letting go of stuff, people and the past is not easy. In Isaiah 43:18-19 -The Holy Bible version, it is written; But the Lord says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” God, through the prophet Isaiah, announced hope to the Israelites, that the worst was over and the new had come, it had already started. ‘Do you not perceive it?’ Was the question posed to them… I think God noticed a lack of faith, a lack of complete and total surrender to His love for miracles in their lives and hence he asked, “Do you not perceive it?” ‘The new’, is something good, something exciting and worthwhile – worth to hope for and expect with eagerness, longing and expectations. I think the reason we don’t perceive the new is because we are still holding on to the old hence blocking the new.

The Holy Spirit, through his prophet, told the Israelites that he was going to do great and mighty things that would make them forget the past however, bad(gruesome and traumatizing) it may have been, and I feel He is speaking the same message to us. He is saying that however bad, or however troublesome our experience(s) may have been, he has the capacity to take it away- to heal and restore us to a better and new people. All we need to do is trust Him, let go of our past negative experience and focus on the new. We need to let go of the pain of being hurt by rejection from family and friends, we need to let go lies in our minds that we are ugly, incapable, reckless, failures and accept the truth that we are fearfully and wonderfully made {psalms 139:13-14} set apart for great and bigger things than we can possibly imagine {John 14:12}. In the bible, the pharisees had to let go of their rigidity and life of the law {John 8:1-11} for the love of God (the new) to penetrate their hearts, hence change their lives. Peter had to let go of his fears for the new (power to proclaim the gospel) to take over him, hence start the church.

Likewise, we will have to let go for God to have space and work in us. We have to let go of the past negative childhood experience e.g. lack of peace and abuse from home that makes us become fearful and bitter with people, a poverty stricken past that may have caused trauma to an extent the we cannot treat ourselves to nice hotel meals and good expensive clothes, of that rejection from a former lover so that we can learn to love again e.t.c… We need to let go of that cracked bit or part in our lives for the Holy Spirit to gain dominance and control over us. That fear, laziness (procrastination), rigidity, bitterness, un-forgiveness…. is only a block for him to work marvels and wonders unto His glory. Look at Moses, he had to let go of fear of the Egyptians so as to lead the Israelites out of bondage! Great and unimaginable things can happen us. Question is, Do we know this? Do we perceive this? Are we ready for them? Are we ready for that good job, that man or woman to marry, that new friend? Are we ready for the dreams we have been praying and fasting for? If not, we need to talk(pray) to the Holy Spirit and tell him the truth – to increase our love and faith in Him so that his blessing will not just pass us by, but will be realized and manifest in our lives.

Christ thy kingdom come….

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