Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Let Go and Let God

Greetings. My Friends;
Hello again, my friends. At the risk of boring anyone that is a regular reader, I once again relate things from my past.
My whole working life, from about the age of 23, I have been in charge of something. I was a supervisor in a candy plant. I was promoted into the office where I scheduled all of the manufacturing for our two plants. One was here and the other 180 miles away. We had literally hundreds of products. When our purchasing agent left, I volunteered to take over that job. Since scheduling the work in the plants, involved what purchasing bought, it was a good fit.
Everything was going very well. Of course, I didn't realize that the Lord was guiding me. I never got arrogant, but there were times I thought I was hot stuff. I stayed 10 years and left for bigger challenges.
When I retired from my last job, I was the distribution center manager in a large facility for a very big corporation. No challenge was too big, and a feeling of I can do anything was my way of thinking.
Okay. That's the background. Now along comes meeting Jesus, and he says, trust me. Psalms 37:5 "Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in him, and He shall bring it to pass." Proverbs 3:5 "trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding".
Well, I will tell you what. Let go and let God is a real blow to your pride. Pride has you feeling that there is nothing you cannot do. As I got into the Word, being a somewhat skeptical human, I decided to turn over little things to God, and I would take care of the big things. It is a good thing he loves us, because if he didn't, my arrogant, self would've been treated as I deserved.
Fortunately, over time, I began to look back at my life. It's kind of humbling when you can see that your accomplishments and everything else that was good had the hand of God in it.
I have since been confronted with situations that were impossible. I found the perfect solution to each problem. I am incredibly brilliant. I turned everything over to the Lord. I made up my mind to trust. Let go and let God. He took care of me for years, why not now. If I start to have a little doubt, I ask Him to forgive me, and I read His promises on trust.  No matter how  impossible something looks, His Word tells me to trust. Faith is a gift from God, and the Holy Spirit is my helper. This combination never fails. Let go and let God!
God bless you and remember,
Jesus loves you
The prayer of salvation;

"Oh God in heaven, I believe with all of my heart that Jesus has been raised from the dead. I receive your word, and I repent of sin. I renounce the past. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. I receive my forgiveness. I receive the new birth, cleansed and washed in the Word and in the precious blood of Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit, in Jesus name. Amen."