Wednesday, April 17, 2019

On Letting Go


Letting go is hard. Especially the things held closest to our hearts. Today God is reminding me it is possible to let go of stuff while holding on to the memories. To let go of ideals without letting loose of dreams. And that the only way to walk out a calling is to walk forward to Him. Whatever that may be. However that may look.
And I’ve now lived long enough to know “it,” the dreams I dream, the calling I answered, the life I want, will most certainly not look anything like what I think, what I expect, what I demand. But it will be lovely, it will be good, it will be right. And it will be what God wants. And even though it may not look like it, it will be exactly what I want. Because the things I really want, no eye can see. That’s the problem with looking at dreams with human vision. We see different from God. He measures eyesight by the size of our faith. He measures faith by steps of obedience. 

Today I remember where I see obstacles, God sees opportunities. Where I see looming mountains, God sees growing faith. Where I see impossible circumstances, God sees possible miracles. And where I see certain death, God sees new life. A better life than I can ever imagine. 
I’m facing tomorrow with an uncertainty so big, it tempts me to cling to this little bitty life I’ve built. And yet, I’m determined to shut my eyes, open my heart and follow my God to that unknown place of immense goodness, sure success, promised prosperity and daring destiny. Coming to God free from any expectations I once had, I’m free to accept the life He has always planned. 🙌🏻

The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24

1 comment:

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Hi Lisa.. Good words!
My husband died last year. This is most certainly not the life I planned. My son asked me recently, "Mom, if God works everything out for our good, what do you think He has planned for your next big adventure?" I can only reply at this point, "I don't know" but I love how you said, "the only way to walk out a calling is to walk forward to Him"
We did ministry together.. I'm now in a "what now?" place.. So, I'll use your words & walk forward to Him & trust that God has this season of my life all worked out..
Thanks for the reminder!