Just Let Go! In His Word 8-21-23


Are you letting go? In His Word 8-22-19

Summer time is a time when we let go and have fun, only for some of us it is harder to have the fun and let go than others. It causes us stress to try to not do  the things we see that need to be done. Sometimes we think we are the only ones who know it needs to be done because no one else is in our time frame of doing stuff. This can cause turmoil in our hearts and minds as we wait for things to get done. The time has come to remember to just let it go! Stop letting the jealously of what others have, peace, rest, etc, get to you! Know that rest is a thing that comes from God, its a spiritual thing, not just a physical thing.

 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure. James 4:1-3

The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light Genesis 1:3

Recently it was brought to my attention that I do not know how to sit still and just trust God to do something, or anyone else for that matter, While at a camp with family I sat and looked at the table with food that needed to be put away, in my opinion, and other stuff that needed cleaning up etc. I would squirm then get up instead of asking someone to clean it up. Why? I ask myself did I not just ask someone else to do it? Because they were there to get a break from stuff and have a relaxing time too! 

Now in times past it would not have been an issue but this weekend I was tired, tired, tired. It showed so much in my selfie I was taking to post that I deleted it before anyone could see! 

Everyone kept asking me what was wrong, I said nothing, cause it was true, yet they did not believe me. Once I saw my selfie I knew why! My eyes were darker than usual, and I had decided not to bring makeup on this camp out! I wanted to let go and relax, I reminded myself.  Sometimes it is so hard to do that!  The funny thing is when we get tired we think we know better, and we try to do what we know we should not do and get snarky when people question our ability out of love and kindness. We need to take the time to feed on the Word, rest in His Word and find strength in the Word to know the right thing to do.

Don’t lie and say, “I’m okay”, “I’m fine” or “I’m not tired”, when you are exhausted! Take on the rest that He has given you and get rid of the other stuff!

You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. 8 But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Do noy  lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Colossians 3:7-9

Speak the truth. Tell them you are tired and want some peace and quiet, it’s okay! It is okay to need help, it is okay to ask for it! None of us is perfect, only God is!

So, decide today to be okay with who God wants to help you for the moment. Don’t think just because you are the boss, the parent, or the leader that no one else can help you. It may be your place at the moment to allow others to over task themselves for you. Do not rob them of the blessing of doing for you!

Just a few thoughts that I am pondering today. As I rested up from the camp out meant to give us all rest, I realized that its not just in the sitting, but in the spending time together that a camp out gives us joy.  I sat back and watched and listened to conversations and laughter that gave me such joy!  Everyone pitched in and everything got home, without me, or push or even my doing it!

I needed to realize that this was not a camp I was volunteering at but one I was there to enjoy my family. That is all.

As I go forward from here, I hope I have learned not to allow myself to be cranky and tired, but to allow the others to feel the responsibility to do the things as well.  To find peace in relaxing! In Jesus name. and In His Word.