Let Go of the Rope

"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." - Proverbs 3:5-6 
Have you ever played tug of war? It's an intense battle of strength and willpower, each side pulling with all their might to gain control. Life can often feel like a never-ending game of tug of war, with us desperately clinging to the rope, trying to maintain control over every aspect.

But here's the thing, when we refuse to let go of the rope, we're holding tightly to a false sense of control. We're trying to pull life in our desired direction, but it often results in frustration, exhaustion, and disappointment. It's as if we're in a perpetual struggle, never realizing that victory doesn't come from our own strength.
When we try to control every aspect of our lives, we inadvertently limit God's involvement. It's like telling Him, "I've got this," even when we don't. We lean on our own understanding and underestimate His wisdom. We forget that His perspective is far greater than ours, and His love for us is beyond measure.

See the thing is, it's safe to let go of the rope. We can release our grip on control, knowing that God has our best interests at heart. He wants what's good for us, and His plans are filled with purpose, hope, and love. He invites us to trust in Him with all our hearts and submit to His guidance (Proverbs 3:5-6).
The challenge is not in knowing that we should let go but in actually doing it. When will you make the commitment to give up the rope and surrender control to God? The moment you do, you'll find peace, freedom, and a sense of relief. You'll experience the joy of being led by a loving and all-knowing God.

So, I encourage you today to reflect on the rope you've been holding onto so tightly. It may be the rope of a challenging situation, a difficult decision, or the need to plan out every detail of your life. Let go of the rope, and release it into the hands of the One who knows the big picture.
As you surrender control, you'll discover a deeper sense of trust and faith. You'll find that you are not alone in this journey and that God is more than willing to take the lead. His plans are far better than anything we could ever design. When you give up the rope, you'll find the freedom to walk in the light of His grace and let Him direct your path. So, when will you make the choice to trust, surrender, and let go of the rope?
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Sharon Porter - December 9th, 2023 at 5:32am

Beautiful, insightful, and meaningful words of wisdom. I love your example of tug of war and letting go of the rope. Whereby, giving God complete control of our lives.

Blessings to you and your sweet family 🕊

Much love in Christ 🙏

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