Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Who's Leading Who?

Have you ever heard the expression, "let go, and let God?" It's a great expression in my opinion, easy to say, easy to remember.. however, difficult to sometimes do.

I struggle with letting go of situations in my daily life.  It doesn't come naturally, and I suspect I am not alone.  It takes great concentration and discipline to do it, and I suppose that is the whole point of surrender.  God is there to fill in the gaps of weakness with His unending strength.  He provides the motivation for us to surrender each situation to His capable hands.

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved working with children.  In fact, very early on I knew I wanted to teach in some way, shape, or form.  I started taking online courses about two years ago, and just finished my Associates degree this past Spring.  Now, this fall I begin the Bachelor's program.

God has provided me with a vision for my future.  Is an easy one? No.  But God never promised an easy path.  He does promise that He will be there to hold my hand and supply strength where I lack.

This transition means leaving my position in Children's Ministry at my church.  As hopeful as I am for the future, there is a big part of me that is melancholy at leaving my post.  The past 6 years have been wonderful.  I love these kids so much, and feel so very grateful for the time I have had with them.  I am so excited to see them prosper and grow in their faith... there is truly nothing better!

Today, I want to encourage those reading this that are going through or are in need of a change.  Don't fear it.  You are just giving your power away.  Being fearful is a waste of your time and your energy.  Instead, intentionally invite God to come and take over.  He's right there, waiting.  He's got this.  Just remind yourself that you were never really in control to begin with.  There is a freedom that comes with acknowledging that.  Shake it off, and realize that you really really need Him.  Surrender. Trust.  Allow Him to show you the next steps you should take.  Then, leap... knowing He will catch you.

Your Sole Searching Sister,
Julie


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