It Is Time To Cease Striving. Let Go and Let God.
Lately, I have been allowing too many moments to pass me by in a blur. At first, I was focused on getting my Design Studio website setup. I thought once the website was launched, I would be able to take a step back, relax and enjoy the accomplishment. I’d even planned to write an announcement post and invite all of you to go and check it out.
Well, I did it. I got my business website launched and I was incredibly happy… for all of about 30 hours.
I didn’t write the announcement post and I did not immediately give the care of my new venture over to the Lord. Instead, I turned my attention to creating my first WordPress theme. Why? Because the enemy told me I had to prove I know what I know.
“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].” John 10:10 (AMP)
Yes, I got sucked in — big time. I let the thief steal my joy and destroy my confidence. Instead of enjoying my accomplishment, resting in the Lord and trusting His plans for my business, I started striving. The funny thing is — I’ve written so many posts over the years on the necessity of completely trusting our Lord with everything that you would think, I know better than to fall for the mind games but…
“The expression, “cease striving” means in the Hebrew to “let your hands drop” or to “let go” or “relax.” God will not put His hands on a difficulty until we take our hands off. It is only when we take our hands off that He can begin to work in such a way that we come to understand afresh and anew that He is indeed God.” [ Source ]
I finally came to my senses today and let my hands drop. Thank God for his mercy! I’m still committed to finishing my theme and I will, when I have time without stressing or striving. I won’t stay up late, get up early, forget to pause and pay attention to all of the blessings that have been poured into my life.
For now, I’m going to be still, let go and let God.
Originally published at TaylorCares.