LET GO & LET GOD

I love words which makes sense given the fact I write a blog so when I spotted customizable letter peg boards at Hobby Lobby I knew I’d purchase one eventually—but a couple of years ago when we hosted a foreign exchange student she bought one for me as a Christmas gift unknowingly (to her) that it was a piece I’d been admiring previously.

I remember the first time I was deciding which words I would clip to the board. I wanted something that was simple, truthful, and that spoke boldly to me.

I chose “LET GO & LET GOD.”

For me those words sum up how every concern, fear, worry, or negative that crosses my thoughts should be handled. But I must admit, often times it’s easier to read them than to put them to action.

After that phrase was displayed on the letter board for a few months my always curious exchange student asked me one day if I was ever going to change it to something different.

Honestly I’m not sure I can come up with something more fitting,” I responded.

…And to this day those same words cling to that little gray letter board.

As my husband and I have been currently remodeling our home I’ve rearranged wall decor also and that particular piece has now been transferred from the dining area to a wall in our kitchen.

As I was in the process of moving it, I held the board in my hands and realized that phrase had simply become nothing more than the plaque it stuck to—just another home accessory like the rest of my wall decor. The meaning of those words had lost their luster in the same way most collectables do.

The thought left me with the sting of guilt and I paused on those words…

LET GO & LET GOD

I considered how fragile my heart and feelings have been recently, how stressed I’ve felt lately, and how I’ve been doing anything but “letting go and letting God.

And I realized when we truly consider those words, applying them to an unsettled heart can make a huge difference.

When concern hits, “let go & let God.”

When fear threatens, “let go & let God.”

When worry consumes, “let go & let God.”

What other choice do we have?

As Christians, if we are going to claim faith in Jesus then trusting Him with every area of our lives is something we should be doing also—along with placing control in His perfect plans.

I love Proverbs 3:5-6 for this reminder—

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.

That verse is the beauty behind the deep meaning of, “LET GO & LET GOD.”

I don’t want those words to hang from my wall without grabbing my attention each time I see them. I want them to fall fresh on my heart every time. I want my thoughts to anchor to the value they hold and turn to the God they point to.

There’s not a one of us who doesn’t struggle at some period or another, but it’s when we take a wavering mindset heavenward that we see a quicker path of healing. When we turn to God with a “let go & let God” attitude we are met with beautiful mercy and grace.

This is something that is very much in my own need of practice just as much as it might be yours. I pray that as we face difficulties or control-freak antics it would be without hesitation that we would counteract by letting go and letting God.

Sweet Labor Day weekend blessings to you all! I’m headed to the mountains for a much needed getaway with my family and some amazing friends of ours.

Until next time!❤️

Author: alimw2013

About For His Purpose~ My name is Alicia and I'm a thirty-something year old who loves Jesus. Only through God’s amazing grace and mercy I have been redeemed from past regret and shame. Reading His word has allowed me to look past Satan’s forceful lies, to see myself for who Christ says I am in Him. Through writing I have learned why I made the choices I made in my younger years and I now have a better understanding of why I desire to love God like crazy these days. Despite my daily failures, God remains faithful always. I am reassured of His unconditional love for me by every ink-drop spilled out on paper, each committed prayer as I cry out to Him, and deep understanding reflected through reading His word as truth. Yes keeping a blog will make me vulnerable to others’ opinions- there will be some who don’t understand, some who may criticize or judge, but on the other hand if just one piece expressed through my writing grabs someone’s attention and directs them to God, then pouring out my heart in a blog for the world to read is worth it. I choose to glorify Him alone through words streaming across a glowing screen. And it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t reveal the fact that I’m incredibly quirky; I’m my loving husband’s best friend, my vivacious kids’ craziest cheerleader and spiritual trainer (3 John 1:4). I love anything farmhouse and rustic style. I think cupping a warm coffee mug in the palm of my hands is more satisfying than the contents within. I share a common obsession with my husband for the mountains, but I would (without a doubt) settle for waves crashing against my legs at the Atlantic Ocean just as well, and I almost always have a Yorkie curled up on my lap while writing. *All photos are photographed by forhispurpose.blog and therefore may not be stored or photocopied in any manner.

24 thoughts on “LET GO & LET GOD”

  1. I can relate Alicia. It seems that our lives need a constant check (like our cars). Check the tires, oil, gas gauge, 100.000 mile timing belt and so on. Even the rings on our finger can mean less if we do not constantly pay attention.

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    1. Ya it’s crazy. And so it just goes to show how important that it is that we slow down and soak in these things so we don’t take them for granted…especially as we’re reading God’s word or even with our prayer life…we never want things to just become habit or lose their meaning.

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  2. I know what you mean about the words losing their meaning over time. It seems that we forget to look at and reflect on the items we strategically place around our homes. Letting go and letting God is something so many of us need to remember. And it is definitely something I myself need right now as well. What a huge difference it makes when we allow The Lord to help us with each struggle we face. Let us remember that He is almighty and we are not. Great post! I hope you have a peaceful trip! 💕

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  3. I know we can all relate, Alicia. Reminds me of the story of the guy who crashed his car and ended up halfway down a cliff, holding onto a branch. He yelled, “HLP! Is anybody there?” and a voice replied, “Yes, it is I – GOD! Let go of the branch, and I’ll catch you.” After a pause, the man asked, “…Is there anybody ELSE there?”

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  4. I know it took me years just to let go and let God …Mainly because my whole life…Until four years ago. I was brainwashed into thinking I was not worthy of his love. Now I know those with the wisest said his dominion . I am in a new chapter of my life and actually now able to tell her about it through my new blog

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  5. My daughter has one of those boards sitting in her bedroom window. She put lyrics to her favorite song on it and it hasn’t changed since. I wonder if she’d notice if I took it for myself and put your words on it? lol! I love this so much because it’s exactly what I needed right now. I’m struggling right now because I’m so homesick! I’m keeping these words close to my heart!

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  6. I relate on a deep level especially right now. I feel like I am so overwhelmed and I have so much to say but I am pretty sure my vent will do nothing but dig a deeper hole and I hear God say ‘Reach out to me, speak to me, leave it all to me, I got it!’
    Thank you, so timely 😊

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    1. I’m so glad to know this post spoke to you. There is grace, direction, and peace that passes understanding when we share our concerns with God. He will comfort us as we go through these tough seasons. Communicate with Him.❤️

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