Letting Go – Action or Inaction?
It would seem, at first glance, that letting go implies a state of doing nothing. If something is bothering you, just let it go. If there is something you want, and you don’t know how to get it, just give it up to a higher entity and let them take over. Simple, right? Maybe not.
Learning how to let go and let god is possibly one of the hardest things you will ever do. That is because it first requires unquestioning trust and belief that someone else (God?) is going to take over when you can’t.
There seems to be an ongoing need, for many people, to learn to let go. Letting go is freeing. It is empowering. It allows our deepest desires to manifest. It has so many wonderful benefits, that it almost seems strange that it is so hard, but it is. Why is that? Possibly because as soon as we let go of something we have no more control over the outcome. Maybe we’ll get something we don’t like. Maybe things won’t work out the way we want them to.
But many people don’t know How to Let Go and Let God.
We all want the security that comes from things working out our way. But what if our way is not the best? What if it is not for everyone’s highest good?
Can you admit that you don’t have all the answers? Can you admit that even if you got what you wanted, it might not solve the problem? Have you ever gotten what you wanted only to discover that you still weren’t happy?
The truth is God loves you. God wants the best for you. God wants you to have your experiences and learn your lessons in the easiest, most enjoyable way possible. The truth is we don’t always believe that. Maybe we have tried in the past, and yet we look back and our past still has some pain.
So before you can ever successfully let go of something, you need to trust God to take care of it. You need to believe that He will. Maybe you need to sit down with Him and have a serious talk about this, and try to find a way to restore your faith.
Some of us can. Some of us can’t. Some of us can let go of certain people, places and things but not others. If you are currently struggling with this issue, I hope you will keep working on it, and keep giving it some really serious thought.
Has your way always been best? Would you be willing to try, just for a little while – just as an experiment – to let go of whatever is bothering you, and just give it up to God to handle?
If you do this – and once you do this – if there is some action for you to take, you will be intuitively guided to do the right thing.
The peace that comes, once you learn to let go, is really worth all the effort it may take to learn how.
Here’s an old poem – written by Lauretta P. Burns – It’s nice to learn and keep in our hearts to remember whenever we need it:
Like children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend – I brought my broken dreams to God because He was my friend. And then instead of leaving Him in peace to work alone – I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own. At last I grabbed them back and cried, ‘how can you be so slow?’ ‘My Child’ He said, ‘What could I do? You never did Let Go’.