Letting Go

Posted: September 26, 2011 in "Around the Table" Discussion Topic/Marketplace Devo

September 25, 2011


Letting Go

2 Cor 12:9

We have all heard the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” It is right up there with “Pull yourself up by your boot straps.” As guys, we are very familiar with these sayings and attitudes. There is absolutely nothing wrong  with this type of relentless approach and tenacity when facing obstacles, hardships, or challenges. How many  times have we tried to take things on ourselves, in our own strength, and come up short? How do we feel?  Inadequate? Weak? Not up to the challenge? Even the fastest race car and most formidable land mover machines  don’t finish strong without fuel and/or the right operator. I’ve never heard of something that can move tons of  earth with ease referred to as ‘weak’ or ‘inadequate”. And neither are you. Jesus Christ said “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:9. Don’t feel you have to take on the challenges of life alone or in your own strength. Let the Omnipresent and Omnipotent God work through you and on your behalf.

Challenge: This is not lip service. Try leaning on God and asking Him to help you with some of your challenges and obstacles. For many of us who find it hard to let go of things or feel the need to maintain control, “letting go and letting God” is one of the toughest things we will come up against. Rest in the fact that the Almighty is up for the task. He wants to show us how faithful and capable He is.

Prayer: Father, I am so thankful that You care about the challenges and struggles in my life. I am also thankful that you are capable of handling anything and faithful to never let me down. Please give me the strength, Lord, to allow you to work through me and on my behalf. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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