Let Go Breathe Ministry

Let Go

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. – Romans 8:1, NIV

I came to know the Lord at 19 years old. I struggled to know the joy of my salvation for the next six years.. Many were the conversations (or maybe monologues) of prayer, pleading with God for the joy I saw in others. Then one day, God revealed something to me. He said, “Let go” and He proceeded to give me a vision of my life with Him and my life without Him.  Again (He had to tell more than twice), He said, “Let go.”

Let go of the past.
Let go of the shame.
Let go of the guilt.

These things were binding my spirit and keeping me from experiencing the joy and freedom of the Lord. Whenever I felt His Spirit lead to a calling or in a new direction, I was resistant. I would think (and argue), I can’t do that, I’m not qualified, I’m not good enough.

When God places a calling on you, or calls you to a new direction, what is your response? I’m kind of like the two year old that loves the word – no. It’s a knee-jerk reaction, rooted in self-condemnation, fear, and disobedience. It imprisons my soul.

BUT… when I remember this life I now live in Christ, I can step out in faith and obedience. There is so much freedom in that. 

I don’t have to be good enough! Because really, I’m not anyway. But God! He is more than good enough.

I don’t have to be qualified! Because really, I’m won’t be anyway. But God! He is more than qualified.

Truly, I can’t do it… on my own. But with God, all things are possible.

That is faith without condemnation from myself or from God. It is true freedom, trusting Him fully, even when it doesn’t make sense. It is the freedom to know that the results are not up to me, only my obedience.

One of the favorite parts of my job is listening to people’s stories. I hear many stories of regret and missed opportunities. I also hear many stories of faithful adventures. At the end of my days, I want it to be said that I let go. I lived out my freedom in Christ to the fullest. What stories will you tell?

Lisa


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