Letting Go

I spent yesterday with all my kids enjoying the last day before the start of school. We headed to Terre Haute and got Ethan’s glasses adjusted and did a little shopping. It worked out that we even got to meet daddy for lunch, which was a treat for everyone. A celebration of the last day of summer break — complete with homemade flatbread sandwiches for dinner. Yummy!

This school year is going to bring a lot of adjustments for the Whitaker household. Some big changes. This year Quintin will start kindergarten, Ethan will be in 5th grade, Devin will start junior high and Taylor will be a Sophomore. The time just seems to be going by so quickly. I just want to hold onto them so tightly and yet I want them to grow up and have these experiences — to enjoy school. I can’t hang onto them and they will not be babies forever.

I have to learn to let go, not only of my children to school, but also the control I try to have over everyday life. I just cannot hold tight to everything. I need to let go and let God lead me and not try and take control. God has it all taken care of and sees the bigger picture. I have no idea what is going on down the road. What I need to do is let go and give the control to Him. God will take care of everything. He promises to do that for each one of us. We simply need to open up our hands and let go of what we are striving to hold so tightly to. He will take care of us, all we need to do is follow His leading and be obedient to His calling.

I challenge you today to let go of whatever you are holding onto today. God will gladly take the burden from you. He longs to lighten our load.

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I want to remind you that there is still time to sign up for the next online Bible study, “The Girl’s Still Got It” by Liz Curtis Higgs. It promises to be an amazing study as we journey with Ruth and learn from her.

“You know Ruth’s story. Now meet her in person. And prepare to be changed. As surely as we know how the book of Ruth ends – happily – God knows how your story is going to unfold.”

I will send out the week’s assignments every Sunday, starting August 19th. There will be a chapter to read each Monday and Wednesday, with questions for Tuesday and Thursday. We will talk about those questions and the reading as a group on the facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/JamyWhitakersOnlineBibleStudies. Every Friday, I will be giving a wrap-up for the week on the blog. The study will end October 6th. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions. We already have a great group signed up, I hope that you will join us.

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2 thoughts on “Letting Go

  1. I have always had a problem with letting go. I have always wanted to hold my family as close as possible. I guess, with my problems, part of the time, I don’t want to trouble God with them, because I think He has really important things to do. Also, I guess it embarasses me that I can’t handle this stuff by myself. I suppose, I feel that if I really had it all together, I would be able to take care of this “stuff.” Thank you for reminding us that we are supposed to let go of these things, that it’s not our responsibility to handle them but we are to turn them over to God, and ask Him to help us with them.

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