I wasn’t sure which “Law” this fell under, just that I have been thinking about it for a while. In Sunday School, we were told a story about letting go and trusting in God.
“A man was standing on a high precipice overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He was enjoying the view of the dangerous rocks and waves far below. When along came a great rush of wind that blew him over the edge of the cliff.
Panicking and reaching for anything to grab onto, he caught hold of a sapling tree that double over with his weight, yet still held him there.
At this point, he did what everyone does in a life and death situation– he prayed. As he prayed, he heard a voice that said, “Do you believe that I crated the wind to blow you over the cliff?”
“Yes.” Came the reply.
“Do you believe that I created the sapling to which you are clinging to life?”
“Do you believe that I can create a wind that will blow you up the cliff to safety?”
“Then let go.”
I have been tumbling this story around in my head for a couple of days now. There are so many times when I think I have great faith and that I believe, yet when it comes time for me to trust, I am frozen between my logical thinking that if I let go, I will be crushed and die or truly trusting God to catch me and lift me to safety and heights I couldn’t have dreamed.
I have learned that the Lord really does know HOW to make things happen in my life. The real secret is trusting Him and letting go of my old habits, old thoughts, the wrong way of thinking. Do I still hold on to the concepts that I don’t have enough (money, time, freedom)? Or do I trust that there is abundance and He is ready to bless me? I sure know how I feel about all of that. It is interesting that I have had a couple of emails (as well as some posts in the forums) in the last few days that are concerns over money and the economy. I guess that is why I am thinking of “letting go” more and more this week.
It kind of reminded me of the story of the little creatures at the bottom of the stream who were afraid to let go. I have learned that it is by “letting go” that we rise to the greatness that is within us. We let go so we can become.
Hope you were all up for a thought for the day. Thanks for letting me get it out of my head! I’m sure there will be a lot more insights come up that I look forward to. I just thought that maybe this will help someone out there who is wondering and seeking…..
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