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Friday, December 10, 2010

Help Me, Help You

If you’ve read this blog at all, I suspect you’ve caught on to the fact that I’m being taken outside of my comfort zone now and am wrangling with this letting go and letting God thing. I know that his love endures forever and that I will be 100% better off for following him, without a shadow of a doubt, I know that. However, I’m still having a hard time turning over the keys to my life to him and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone.

Anyone else in this situation? What is he calling you to do? I seriously want to know. Leave a comment or send me an email. As I chart out on this new course, I’m curious about how others have responded to God’s call on their lives. How hard was it for you to just lay all your own devices down and say, “Okay, lord? Have your way with me.” If you’ve already been there, done that, tell me about it, please!


  1. You already know my story, but I see it like this...

    It is hard to let someone else or something else take control. Most people want to think that they can make their own way, but they still believe in God. They have a 50/50 relationship with God, giving him half of the the thanks for things in their lives and taking the other half knowing that they worked for it. Its true that people can do great things in their life without God having total control, but imagine what can happen if you do give him total control. No longer "teammates" in life, but letting him take full control and giving him all the appreciation.

    You are an inspiring person, and I am amazed in how you are working to let God take the reigns of your life.

  2. Although I cannot say I have surrendered myself to God 100%, I can say I have worked over the past several years to be 100% accepting of His will. Whenever bad things happen, I learn to accept it as part of His plan, and I do so knowing that even though I may never understand why that event happened, I firmly believe it happened for a reason. His grace has taught me to be patient with the circumstances I cannot control.

    As for overall direction, I still find myself hiding behind the "it's just not the right time" argument. For me, there's still a whole lot of "I'll get to it, God. Just not right now."