Relishing the Relinquishing

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Control is something we, as humans, strive for, isn’t it? When we’re young we have no control; so as we get older, we’re constantly looking for those areas we can be the head of. Something to reign over and control. The problem with that in the Christian realm is that we gain daily benefits by relinquishing control of our lives. God knew what He was doin’, didn’t He? He turns everything around. We get when we give and we gain when we let go. Can you let go of that grip you’ve got on that worry? But where would we be without our worries? What in the world would we do if we didn’t have anything to fret about? Who would we be? What in this crazy world would we talk about with anyone else if we didn’t join in on the gripefest?
Can we be the individuals our Creator wants us to be if we don’t loosen our grasp? I don’t think so. A famous health and longevity expert states that you can’t breathe properly and be anxious at the same time. What if we breathed through life? What if we could truly “Let go and let God”? (Pardon the cliché, but they’re clichés for a reason.) If we could get to that point in life where we literally looked up at the ceiling when things got hairy and expected to see God’s face shining down, how much easier would life get? Those who know how to appropriately breathe have lower blood pressure and less stress, just to name two of the gazillion benefits. God designed us to breathe. Can we breathe, knowing that we don’t have control, and accepting it? Relishing it even, thanking God for providing our strength, joy, peace, hope, faith, and love every single day? Here ya go God. Ahhhhh…

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