Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Letting Go= Freedom
Do you remember the first time you ever rode a bike? I do. I was about 5 years old and I remember being terrifeid that my dad would let go of the back of my bike seat and I would fall. I would make him promise before I even got on the bike that he would not let me go. He gently told me that he would only let go if I asked him to. My dad knew something that I didn't know. He knew that it was only when he let go that I would truly learn to ride. He knew that sometimes it is worth the risk of falling to learn something new. One of the biggest problems that plagues our community is laziness. We have stopped taking the risk of letting go. We get into a daily routine that doesn't challenge us or deepen our understanding of this great, big world or our great, big God. It is God's desire for us to ride this life with passion and purpose!! He calls, beckons, and pleas with us to trust Him and step out in faith. He does this because He knows that it is only when you take that step of faith, or let go of what comes easily to you, that you truly get to expereince His power in your life. There are many areas in which He may be asking you to let go. Some people may be holding on to family or relationship problems. Some may be holding on to their own perception of how life "should" be. When we let go of these things and trust God with them, we expereince a freesom and peace that only He can give. Galations 5:1 says, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage." Let go of whatever it is that is holding you back from truly riding through this life and the amazing plans God has for you. Pedal like crazy, keep your hands on the bars, eyes and heart always focused on the goal Jesus Christ and you will experience a freedom to live like you have never lived before.