Let Go

““1Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ 4So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.” ~ Genesis 12:1-4

God promised Abraham descendants, that he would be made into a great nation… but he was in his old age, and Sarah, his wife, was barren. Abraham could have easily given up on this promise, but he didn’t. Now sure he made some mistakes along the way, but he never gave up on that promise. He may not have gotten 100 on the test, but he definitely passed. And that’s the key, he didn’t give up, though he did succumb to the temptation his wife put in before him. Don’t get the wrong idea this isn’t just Sarah’s fault, Abraham is the head of his household he should have corrected Sarah like Adam should have corrected Eve.

There’s a pattern in the bible… Sometimes men are weak. Men, you’re supposed to be the head if you fall, we fall… And woman sometimes we need to just sit back and let God do as He has promised… Sometimes as women, we try to control things because we don’t want to wait… The decisions we make today will affect the generations to come.

Exodus 34:7 says, “[God keeps] steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.” And Abraham’s sin has caused his descendants to suffer both the Arabs and the Jews. But the good thing is even though we, both men and women, are impatient, and think we know best, God still says, ‘these are my children. Sure they’ve got a couple cuts and bruises here and there from disobedience, and sure they go left when I tell them right. But they’re my children, and I will never give up on them. I won’t forget them, but instead, I will slowly pull them back to Me. I would do anything for them because I love them. Though they do not deserve my love or my forgiveness, I will send them my Son, my one and only Son. He will be their deliverer. He will be the final sacrifice because He is the perfect sacrifice. And they will be spared if they only accept My Son.’

We have to learn to trust God. We have to learn to follow God. We have to learn to seek God, if not for ourselves, for our children. What we do today, affects what happens to not only us but everyone around us, tomorrow. We aren’t the only ones that our decisions affect. We have to learn how to trust God and understand that His plans for our lives are the best. We have to understand that God’s path is the best path, though it may not seem plausible, it may not make sense, it may not be the easiest, but it is the best way. It is the right way. We have to learn as both men and women, to stand firm in the promise God has given to each of us. We have to learn how to trust God and His plans. We have to learn how to have faith in God when it seems difficult. We have to learn how to let go and let God. We have to learn how to give up control so that God can lead us into our promise.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Let Go.

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