Let it go
I learned a big lesson at our last gathering. Actually, it’s a lesson that seems to repeat itself in several areas of my life. Let it go. So the intention of this group was not to have me, or any one person, doing everything. After all, a body is made up of different parts with different functions and what I’d hoped for is for each of us to have opportunities to share what unique giftings, passions or interests God put in us with one another as we got to know each other over these summer weeks. Along the way, (I mean this was only our third gathering so can I cut myself some slack here??) I seemed to have clung to an idea of what I thought it would be. All the while I am singing songs like “It’s all about you, Jesus” or “Jesus lover of my Soul” as I go about my day. Somehow or another, I might have gotten a bit clingy but with good intentions. Let it go. Thankfully, I heard the message loud and clear when I participated in worship on Thursday as my dear Sister-in-Christ led music for the first time- she did an excellent job! I admit, I was very impressed because I guess I didn’t know what to expect. (Sidenote: “Awesome” is how God works in and through His people! He just amazes me over and over with how He works in our lives.) My other Sister-in-Christ led the ‘getting to know you/ welcome’ time and again, I thought to myself, “Wow- clearly I am holding these people back!!.” They both blew me away with their efforts with the roles they were given to lead that week. God was at work in this place. I realized that no one person could possibly put in that same care and intention (and enthusiasm) in everything! It is good to have others come alongside you. I am reminded that a cord of three strands is not easily broken. I know this, yet, it is funny to me how one can still stray. Let it go.
Thank you God for the reminder- again!! You are always teaching me things, shaping me to become more like Your Son. I thank you for the many gentle (or not so gentle) corrections. I don’t want to stay the same. I want to grow. Help me to continue to Let it go and be open to what it is that You have called for me to do (or not to do). I need you in my life. Help me to reach the lost. Help me to encourage those who already know you to use whatever you have given them to do the same. In the name of your Son, Jesus, I thank you for all that you have already done for me. You have been so gracious and patient to me. Thank you for showing me where I was wrong. Help me to do what is right. This is really all about You. -Amen.
All are welcome to come out and join us on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am at 4951 Mt Sinai Rd, Prince George, VA 23875 as you are able. If you are not able to come, please continue to keep this group in your prayers. It is my hope that lives would be changed as we take time to meet together seeking Him with our whole hearts. May His will -really- be done!!