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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Deciding to Let Go

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The time has come. You have to decide whether or not you are EVER going to let go.
You have held onto them all of your life.
Mother. Father.
Husband. Wife.
Son. Daughter.
Best friend.
You have loved them and they have tried to love you back as well as they can.
But they are not enough.
There is a longing in your heart that even the ones you love best can't fill.
Are you going to continue to ask them to try?
Or are you going to give up, finally and forever and just.... let... go?

John did:
He must increase...I must decrease.--John 3:30
Peter did:
We have left everything to follow you! --Matthew 19:27
And there is no other way for us, either.

That doesn't mean we get a divorce or that we abandon our families for a cloister, but it does mean that we completely shift our priorities.
We do have to absolutely know once and for all that God comes first.
In every circumstance, every frame of mind, every plan, every dream.
He becomes our primary motivation for everything. All the people we held, and continue to hold, most dear must take a back seat to His supremacy.
We have to tear them away from the first place they have held in our heart for so long and yield that place to God, to whom it has always belonged.

And then what?
Peter wanted to know, too:
What will there  be for us?--Matthew 19:27

And God had an answer for him, and has the same answer for us.
We will not have less, but more.
I tell you the truth, Jesus said to them, no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and in the age to come, eternal life.--Luke 19:29-30

The only way to find this out, though, is to do it.

10 comments:

  1. We will eventually be able to love our loved Ones with the love of God for we will see them through His eyes.
    Luv XX
    Mia

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    1. To see them through His eyes...yes, I would like that. I so often take them for granted.

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  2. Wow! I don't know what "type" of Church you attend, but I grew up in a Church where we called those who were in agreement with the Pastor, the "Amen Corner". Reading this, I was in the "Amen Corner" this morning, sister.
    Dina (causerie.typepad.com)

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    1. 'Amen' is good, I think. So be it. And thank you.

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  3. Stopping by from Jumping Tandem's Sunday blog hop.
    I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks for stopping. Hope you do , too.

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  4. We will not have less, but more - Amen to that! :) I'm visiting from the Hear it on Sunday link-up.

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    1. Thanks. Appreciate your kind words.

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