Letting Go

As I pulled out of the driveway the other day, my son pointed out a wasp hanging on the windshield near the wiper.  We watched as it clung helplessly to the window with the rain beating down.  We were even more impressed that he could still hang on at a speed of 65 mph. Though it seemed like he was struggling he fought to stay right where he was attached to that windshield.  I couldn’t help but think how much better off he would be if he would just let go.  He was made to fly for goodness sake!  Why would he continue to cling to that hopeless situation?  Then I couldn’t help but think how much better off most of us would be if we just let go.  Sometimes we cling to material possessions, jobs, or unhealthy relationships because we find some kind of false security in them.  Or we hold on to hurt because we feel it justifies something for us.  We cling because these things have become ‘comfortable’ for us even if they are not ‘right’ for us. 

I’m currently participating in a Bible study with some other women at church about idols.  Idols can be any object or activity that takes time and attention away from God.  But what about those intangible things?  What are those things you worry about?  The things you fear? The insecurities?  How much time and attention do you spend on these things?

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans

for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

There is no need to cling to hopeless situations or things of this world.  Recognizing those things we cling to, and why we cling to them, is a great first step.  Often those things we cling to because we think they are safe are actually the very things holding us back from who we were truly meant to be. What if you were made for something better?  You may have to let go to find out.  

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